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Definitions for walkabout
ˈwɔk əˌbaʊtwalk·a·bout

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  1. walkaboutnoun

    a walking trip or tour

  2. walkaboutnoun

    a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally

  3. walkaboutnoun

    nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine


  1. walkaboutnoun

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

  2. walkaboutnoun

    A walking trip

  3. walkaboutnoun

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

  4. walkaboutnoun

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

  5. Etymology: From wokabat.


  1. Walkabout

    Walkabout is a rite of passage in Australian Aboriginal society, during which males undergo a journey during adolescence, typically ages 10 to 16, and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months to make the spiritual and traditional transition into manhood.


  1. walkabout

    Walkabout refers to a traditional rite of passage for Indigenous Australians where they undergo a journey during adolescence in the wilderness for a period as long as six months, to make their transition into manhood. In a broader context, it can also refer to a journey or a trip made for leisure, often on foot, to explore or discover new places.


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of walkabout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of walkabout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of walkabout in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth II:

    I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast. (After she was pelted with eggs during a walkabout on New Zealand visit)

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