Walkabout definition

wôkə-bout
A walking tour.
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An informal stroll through a crowd, as by royalty.
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An early wireless telephony trial conducted in Canberra, Australia, in support of pedestrian traffic.Walkabout was based on CT2+ digital cordless telephony standards. See also cordless telephone, CT2+, and digital.
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(Australian aboriginal) A nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes.
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An absence, usually from a regular place with a possibility of a return.
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(australian) A temporary return to traditional Aboriginal life, taken especially between periods of work or residence in modern society and usually involving a period of travel through the bush.
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A walking trip.
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(chiefly british) A public stroll taken by an important person, such as a monarch, among a group of people for greeting and conversation.
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Among indigenous peoples of Australia, an overland journey into the Outback in an effort to return for a time to traditional nomadic life.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
walkabout
Plural:
walkabouts

Origin of walkabout

  • From Kriol wokabat.

    From Wiktionary