Definition of walkabout noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːkəbaʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːkəbaʊt//
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  1. 1(British English) an occasion when an important person walks among ordinary people to meet and talk to them The prince met local people during a walkabout in Glasgow’s George Square.
  2. 2(Australian English) a journey (originally on foot) that is made by an Australian Aboriginal in order to live in the traditional manner
  3. Idioms
    1. 1(informal) to be lost or not where you should be My rucksack seems to have gone walkabout. Newcastle’s defence went walkabout.
    2. 2(of an Australian Aboriginal) to go into the country away from white society in order to live in the traditional manner