walk·about

walk·about
/ˈwɑːkəˌbaʊt/ noun, pl -abouts [count]
1 : an occasion in which an Australian Aborigine goes on a long walking journey on land that is far from towns and cities
2 Brit : an occasion in which a well-known person walks through a public place to meet and talk informally to people

Many people gathered to meet the Queen during her walkabout.

1 : to go on a walkabout

an Aborigine who has gone walkabout

2 Brit, informal + humorous
— used to say that something or someone cannot be found

My keys have gone walkabout. [=gone missing; I can't find my keys]


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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