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Definition of "traipse" [traipse]

  • To walk or tramp about; gad: traipsed from one picnic site to another. (verb-intransitive)
  • To walk or tramp over or about: traipsed the countryside, looking for work. (verb-transitive)
  • A tiring walk. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "traipse" in a sentence
  • "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.""