whirlabout

[ hwurl-uh-bout, wurl- ]
/ ˈʰwɜrl əˌbaʊt, ˈwɜrl- /

noun

a whirling around in a circle.
a whirligig.

adjective

whirling around.

Origin of whirlabout

First recorded in 1585–95; whirl + about
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British Dictionary definitions for whirlabout

whirlabout

/ (ˈwɜːləˌbaʊt) /

noun

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