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whereabout

[hwair-uh-bout, wair-]
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adverb
  1. whereabouts.
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Origin of whereabout

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at where, about
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Historical Examples

  • How far he had wandered, or whereabout he was, he did not know.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • I know, however, whereabout the bay is in which the hiding-place is situated.

    Across the Spanish Main

    Harry Collingwood

  • Whereabout in Canfield do you—you Curlytops want to get out?

  • They both shouted, 'The whereabout of that sword, O Noorna!'

  • The Admiral asked me for the whereabout of Prince Ernest's territory.


Word Origin and History for whereabout

adv.

c.1300 as an interrogatory word, from where + about.

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