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traipse

[ treyps ]
/ treɪps /
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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

First recorded in 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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