whirlabout

[hwurl-uh-bout, wurl-]

noun

a whirling around in a circle.
a whirligig.

adjective

whirling around.

Nearby words

  1. whiptail,
  2. whiptail wallaby,
  3. whipworm,
  4. whir,
  5. whirl,
  6. whirligig,
  7. whirligig beetle,
  8. whirling dervish,
  9. whirlpool,
  10. whirlpool bath

Origin of whirlabout

First recorded in 1585–95; whirl + about

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British Dictionary definitions for whirlabout

whirlabout

noun

anything that whirls around; whirligig
the act or an instance of whirling around
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