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  • v. To stroll, meander.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To stroll; wander; go about idly.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I have likewise some things to finish for Chambers before I go, and then I think I shall be able to enjoy a few days of a stravaig ....

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Hamish, we will stravaig to the South End and see the sheep there and come back hame again.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • But putting the afternoon's stravaig and the morning's ramble together made quite a decent day's exercise; and I believe the two or three hours in the jungle with its strange sights and sounds, flowers, birds, and beasts, were as interesting as a Phoungies 'funerals.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

  • He spok of both of ye all night most beautiful, and how ye used to stravaig on the Saturday afternoons, and of AULD KELVINSIDE.

    The Wrecker


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  • Reminds me of that indie band, Almost Stravaig.

    August 23, 2013

  • Arrives via obsolete Scots word extravage, from Latin vagari to wander.

    December 28, 2007

  • I wonder if this is related at all to the word stravag? It doesn't quite seem to fit the context, the way stravag is used in the translation of the Villon poem.

    Also, it's hard to look at 'stravag' and not want to add an egg at the beginning and an ant at the end, which suggests a different etymology .

    OK, i'll stop babbling now.

    December 26, 2007

  • Scots - to wander aimlessly.

    December 26, 2007