from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To walk or tramp about; gad: traipsed from one picnic site to another.
  • transitive v. To walk or tramp over or about: traipsed the countryside, looking for work.
  • n. A tiring walk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To walk in a messy or unattractively casual way; to trail through dirt.
  • v. To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
  • v. To walk (a distance or journey) wearily or with effort; to walk about or over (a place).
  • n. A long or tiring walk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To walk or run about in a slatternly, careless, or thoughtless manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See trapes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. walk or tramp about


Perhaps ultimately from Old French trespasser, to trespass; see trespass.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain; apparently related to trape. (Wiktionary)



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