Traipse
Traipse Traipse, v. i. [Cf. G. trapsen, trappsen, trappen, to tread noisily, to walk stamping. See {Trample}, {Trape}.] To walk or run about in a slatternly, careless, or thoughtless manner. [Colloq.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • traipse — [treıps] v [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Old French trepasser; TRESPASS1] informal to walk somewhere in a slow or unwilling way because you are tired or bored traipse around/through/across etc ▪ I ve been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • traipse — [ treıps ] verb intransitive 1. ) to walk around slowly and without a specific direction: We spent the whole day traipsing around museums. 2. ) to travel to a place that is a long distance from where you are, especially for pleasure: We traipsed… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • traipse — (v.) 1590s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal Fr. trepasser pass over or beyond, from O.Fr. trespasser (see TRESPASS (Cf. trespass)). Or from a source related to M.Du. trappen, dialectal Norw. trappa to tread, stamp (see TRAP (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • traipse — *wander, stray, roam, ramble, rove, range, prowl, gad, gallivant, meander …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • traipse — [v] walk amble, ambulate, gad, go on foot*, hike, knock about*, lumber, march, meander, pace, parade, plod, prance, promenade, roam, rove, shuffle, step, stride, stroll, strut, take a walk, tour, travel on foot, traverse, trek, troop, trudge,… …   New thesaurus

  • traipse — ► VERB ▪ walk or move wearily, reluctantly, or aimlessly. ► NOUN ▪ a tedious or tiring walk. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • traipse — [trāps] [Informal or Dial.] Informal Dial. vi., vt. traipsed, traipsing [earlier trapse, prob. < or akin to Fris trapsen, to walk aimlessly, with storklike gait, intens. of * trappen; akin to MDu, to tread, stamp, OE treppan: see TRAP1] to… …   English World dictionary

  • traipse — verb (traipsed; traipsing) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1647 intransitive verb to go on foot ; walk < traipsed over to the restaurant > < children traipsing at her heels >; also to walk or travel about without apparent plan but with or without …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • traipse — 1. verb /tɹeɪps/ a) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort. Lo next two slipshod Muses traipse along, In lofty madness, meditating song, / With tresses staring from poetic dreams, / And never washd, but in… …   Wiktionary

  • traipse — UK [treɪps] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms traipse : present tense I/you/we/they traipse he/she/it traipses present participle traipsing past tense traipsed past participle traipsed 1) to walk around slowly and without a specific direction… …   English dictionary

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