verb (used without object), traipsed, traips·ing.
verb (used with object), traipsed, traips·ing.
Origin of traipse
Examples from the Web for traipse
Buy a pair of these and traipse around a big city center or off road through the Icelandic countryside.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Anthony Bourdain in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Get your own tailored tuxedo blazer to traipse around town in.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its massive platform gives city dwellers the opportunity to traipse around with relatively painless added height.Jeffrey Campbell ‘Lita’ Bootie is The World’s Ugliest Shoe|Misty White Sidell|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She was a young forty, yet somehow hardly young enough to traipse houseless after him wherever his whim might lead him.The Tower of Oblivion|Oliver Onions
"Or why she consents to traipse all over the country with you," laughed Ted.Ted Strong in Montana|Edward C. Taylor
She called me up twice yesterday to see they needed it, as if I had nothin' to do but traipse aroun' after her.Mary Rose of Mifflin|Frances R. Sterrett
Goodness knows where you may have dropped it, and if you think I'm going to traipse back you're much mistaken.A Patriotic Schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
I don't mean she's got enough to traipse round with duchesses and earls and that sort, but she's got enough.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for traipse
Word Origin for traipse
Word Origin and History for traipse
1590s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal French trepasser "pass over or beyond," from Old French trespasser (see trespass). Or from a source related to Middle Dutch trappen, dialectal Norwegian trappa "to tread, stamp" (see trap). Liberman points out that it resembles German traben "tramp" "and other similar verbs meaning 'tramp; wander; flee' in several European languages. They seem to have been part of soldiers' and vagabonds' slang between 1400 and 1700. In all likelihood, they originated as onomatopoeias and spread to neighboring languages from Low German." Related: Traipsed; traipsing.