- Gadding is defined as wandering idly or without aim.
An example of gadding is what a bored teenager does in a mall; gadding around the mall.
Two women gadding about in the mall.
- Present participle of gad.
- The act of one who gads, or moves about frivolously.
Variant of gad
intransitive verbgadded, gadding
to wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement
Origin of gadLate Middle English gadden, to hurry, uncertain or unknown; perhaps back-formation ; from gadeling, companion in arms ; from Old English gædeling: for Indo-European base see gather
an act of gadding: chiefly in the phrase , gadding about