Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To walk or tramp about; gad.
  • intransitive verb To walk or tramp over or about.
  • noun A tiring walk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See trapes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb walk or tramp about

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps ultimately from Old French trespasser, to trespass; see trespass.]

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Origin uncertain; apparently related to trape.

Examples

  • I suggest Judge Jone's "traipse" comment didn't modify the interpretation of any law, did not make precedent and, therefore, did not "promote judicial legislation"

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  • I suggest Judge Jone's "traipse" comment didn't modify the interpretation of any law, did not make precedent and, therefore, did not "promote judicial legislation"

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  • Perhaps "traipse" is a signal that the judge intends to answer questions outside the law.

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  • Traipsing Into Evolution came when he complained about the definition we gave for the word "traipse" (a word Judge Jones used in his ruling) at the beginning of the book.

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  • Traipsing Into Evolution came when he complained about the definition we gave for the word "traipse" (a word Judge Jones used in his ruling) at the beginning of the book.

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  • Traipsing Into Evolution came when he complained about the definition we gave for the word "traipse" (a word Judge Jones used in his ruling) at the beginning of the book.

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  • The 2006 edition of the American Heritage Dictionary uses a Random House Unabridged Dictionary, published in 2006, defines "traipse" as "to walk or go aimlessly or idly without finding or reaching one's goal."

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  • For the record, the definition of "traipse" hasn't changed.

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  • Perhaps "traipse" is a signal that the judge intends to answer questions outside the law.

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  • For the record, the definition of "traipse" hasn't changed.

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