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Friday, September 04, 2009

Definitions for gadabout

  1. Someone who roams about in search of amusement or social activity.

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Citations for gadabout
In his unorthodox and callow way, he frequently upset and annoyed his countrymen, but they continued to vote for him, perhaps taking a vicarious pleasure in being led by such a world-famous gadabout. , Times (London)
She hugged him fiercely. "Oh, I love you, Jake Grafton, you worthless gadabout fly-boy, you fool that sails away and leaves me." Jack Anderson, Control
Origin of gadabout
Gadabout is formed from the verb gad, "to rove or go about without purpose or restlessly" (from Middle English gadden, "to hurry") + about.