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
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"
Perhaps "traipse" is a signal that the judge intends to answer questions outside the law.
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."
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.
For the record, the definition of "traipse" hasn't changed.
To traipse through for-sale homes with a camera zooming in on every frown or wrinkled nose?
Still, watch the video above to see the undead traipse through the nation's capital, semi-scaring the natives and hanging out in front of a Dress Barn.
Associated Press I'll return to one or more of these titles momentarily, but I decided to traipse over to Barnes & Noble to see how or even if Dr. Seuss books are selling these days.
Along the way several servants traipse around with big bellies, apparently made pregnant by the philandering Count who's taking the option of his droit de seigneur.
“Today, the neighbors know not to move the body or traipse through the house before the cops arrive,” the modern reader thinks, but human nature is still the same.