Definitions for walkaboutˈwɔk əˌbaʊt
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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.
Australian. a leave from work, taken by an Aborigine to return to native life. absence from work.
Origin of walkabout:
a walking trip or tour
a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally
nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
A nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes
A walking trip
A public stroll by some celebrity to meet a group of people informally
An absence, usually from a regular place with a possibility of a return.
Origin: From wokabat.