[ hwair-uh-bout, wair- ]


Origin of whereabout

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

Words Nearby whereabout

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How to use whereabout in a sentence

  • Might I be permitted most respectfully to inquire whereabout this same old Starosty may be located?

  • The lawyer then sent for Mr. Sharp, the officer before employed, and commissioned him to track the young man's whereabout.

    Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Lucretia had none of the sweet feminine habits which betray so lovelily the whereabout of women.

    Lucretia, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • And in another moment Mrs. Mivers was heard bustling, scolding, till all trace of her whereabout was gone from the eyes of Helen.

    Lucretia, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Does any one wish to know whereabout on this rolling sphere Rice Corner is situated?

    Homestead on the Hillside | Mary Jane Holmes