Definitions for walkaboutˈwɔk əˌbaʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

walk•a•boutˈwɔk əˌbaʊt(n.)

  1. Chiefly Brit. a walking tour. an informal public stroll taken by members of the royal family or by a political figure for the purpose of greeting and being seen by the public.

    Category: British

  2. Australian. a leave from work, taken by an Aborigine to return to native life. absence from work.

    Category: British

Origin of walkabout:

1905–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. walkabout(noun)

    a walking trip or tour

  2. walkabout(noun)

    a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally

  3. walkabout(noun)

    nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine

Wiktionary

  1. walkabout(Noun)

    A nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes

  2. walkabout(Noun)

    A walking trip

  3. walkabout(Noun)

    A public stroll by some celebrity to meet a group of people informally

  4. walkabout(Noun)

    An absence, usually from a regular place with a possibility of a return.

  5. Origin: From wokabat.

Freebase

  1. Walkabout

    Walkabout is a 1971 film set in Australia, directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg and David Gulpilil. Edward Bond wrote the screenplay, which is loosely based on the novel Walkabout by James Vance Marshall. Walkabout premiered in competition at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.

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