verb (used without object), traipsed, traips·ing.
verb (used with object), traipsed, traips·ing.
Origin of traipse
Examples from the Web for traipsing
Some are traipsing around on their own, trash crackling beneath their feet.
Traipsing the Biennale and the numerous collaterals has been at once ho-hum and encouraging.
Could they have wandered up the hill road—the discontented, “traipsing,” exasperating things?A Village Stradivarius|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Nice clothes I shall get, too, traipsing through weather like this.Eighth Reader|James Baldwin
All the rest of it traipsing about from place to place like a wandering gipsy.The Man Who Was Good|Leonard Merrick
I was traipsing to-day with your Mr. Sterne, to go along with them to Moore, and recommend his business to the Treasury.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
"I don't see what you want to be traipsing about after dark for," said Marilla shortly.Anne Of Green Gables|Lucy Maud Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for traipsing
Word Origin for traipse
Word Origin and History for traipsing
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.