American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Australian A temporary return to traditional Aboriginal life, taken especially between periods of work or residence in white society and usually involving a period of travel through the bush.
- n. A walking trip.
- n. Chiefly British A public stroll taken by an important person, such as a monarch, among a group of people for greeting and conversation.
- n. Australian aboriginal A nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes
- n. A walking trip
- n. UK A public stroll by some celebrity to meet a group of people informally
- n. An absence, usually from a regular place with a possibility of a return.
- n. nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
- n. a walking trip or tour
- n. a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally
- From Kriol wokabat. (Wiktionary)
“We as society slowly move closer to the axiom “that the land has always been ours,” aiming to provide an united and monolithic view of a historical walkabout from the Paleolithic to Tito, even though some of the episodes are not quite “safe” and lead to the above mentioned failures of reason.”
“I have been trying to make my mind up if this shambles over the two data discs which have gone walkabout is a sea-change moment or not.”
“There was no walkabout, which is a great pity, I think, given the reception they got when they arrived, an even bigger reception when they came out as man and wife.”
“Kind of a 'walkabout' or as the locals say ... irme a pueblear.”
“Kind of a 'walkabout' or as the Chilangos say ... "ir puebleando".”
“Bottom line: Right now, Democrats are doing the "walkabout" the term used to define those times when tennis star Evonne Goolagong lost focus and couldn't get back into the "zone.”
“When the royal couple arrived for a '' walkabout '' in some town and split up the street -- Charles heading to one side, Diana to the other -- people on Charles 'side of the street would groan audibly: they had wanted HER and got stuck with HIM.”
“At her annual birthday "walkabout," she did just that for 40 minutes (with a cane), greeting throngs of cheering well-wishers outside her Clarence House residence.”
“Mandela when he goes "walkabout" in Kathlehong, Thokoza, Phola”
“Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his "walkabout," a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone.”
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Unabashedly stolen from a comment made by courier12.
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Looking for tweets for walkabout.