whirlabout

[hwurl-uh-bout, wurl-]
adjective
  1. whirling around.

Origin of whirlabout

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

whirlabout

noun
  1. anything that whirls around; whirligig
  2. the act or an instance of whirling around
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