- near or at what place? where?
- Obs. about or concerning which
Now Rare at, in, or near what place: the lost hikers wondered whereabouts the cabin was
[now usually with pl. v.] the place where a person or thing is: to know the whereabouts of a person
About where; in, at, or near what location: Whereabouts do you live?
nounused with a sing. or pl. verb
Approximate location: Her whereabouts are still unknown.
- (plural only) Location; where something is situated.
- The whereabouts of the escaped snake are unknown.
whereabout +"Ž -s