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Dec 27, 2013
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Words to describe people

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gadabout
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gadabout

PRONUNCIATION:
(GAD-uh-bout)

MEANING:
noun: One who roams around in search of amusement.

ETYMOLOGY:
From gad (to go around from one place to another aimlessly). Earliest documented use: 1817.

USAGE:
"The film charted Zelda Kaplan's transformation from homemaker to social gadabout flitting from party to party."
Ruth La Ferla; Zelda Kaplan; The New York Times; Feb 18, 2012.

See more usage examples of gadabout in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to -- if there are no doors or windows -- he walks through a wall. -Bernard Malamud, novelist and short-story writer (1914-1986)

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