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Meaning of walkabout

walk•a•bout

Pronunciation: (wôk'u-bout"), [key]
— n.
    1. a walking tour.
    2. an informal public stroll taken by members of the royal family or by a political figure for the purpose of greeting and being seen by the public.
    1. a brief, informal leave from work, taken by an Aborigine to wander the bush, visit relatives, or return to native life.
    2. absence from work.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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