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traipse

(verb) Walk or tramp about.

Synonyms: shlep

Usage: I spent the holiday exploring the countryside, traipsing from town to town with just a knapsack of supplies on my back.
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traipse (v.)
1590s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal French trepasser "pass over or beyond," from Old French trespasser "cross, traverse, transgress". Or from a source related to Middle Dutch trappen, dialectal Norwegian trappa "to tread, stamp". Liberman points out that it resembles German traben "tramp" "and other similar verbs meaning 'tramp; wander; flee' in several European languages. They seem to have been part of soldiers' and vagabonds' slang between 1400 and 1700. In all likelihood, they originated as onomatopoeias and spread to neighboring languages from Low German." Related: Traipsed; traipsing.
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To traipse is to walk around with a sloppy or aimless attitude. A bored high school student might traipse through a museum on a class trip, for example.

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When you traipse, you trudge in an exhausted or reluctant way. Picture several kids dutifully following their dad along a hiking path or walking a mile to school, and you'll have a good idea of what traipse means. We've used the word since the 16th century, but its origin isn't certain. Some scholars think traipse comes from the French trepasser, "to pass over," while others believe it started as an example of onomatopoeia, a word that sounds like what it means.

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More commonly (in BrE at least) used for people bringing in mud on their shoes or strangers being in the house when you don't want them there.

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For it had been arranged that while the doll’s house stood in the courtyard they might ask the girls at school, two at a time, to come and look. Not to stay to tea, of course, or to come traipsing through the house. But just to stand quietly in the courtyard while Isabel pointed out the beauties…

The Doll's House, Katherine Mansfield


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Are you a house guest from hell? Survey finds traipsing mud through the lounge or staying glued to a phone are habits that drive hosts mad

Daily Mail Online. Sorry.



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