traipse

or trapes

[ treyps ]
/ treɪps /
Informal.

verb (used without object), traipsed, traips·ing.

to walk or go aimlessly or idly or without finding or reaching one's goal: We traipsed all over town looking for a copy of the book.

verb (used with object), traipsed, traips·ing.

to walk over; tramp: to traipse the fields.

noun

a tiring walk.

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Origin of traipse

1585–95; earlier trapse, unexplained variant of trape, obscurely akin to tramp
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British Dictionary definitions for traipse

traipse

trapes

informal

verb

(intr) to walk heavily or tiredly

noun

a long or tiring walk; trudge

Word Origin for traipse

C16: of unknown origin
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