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verb[NO OBJECT]Scottish, Irish
Wander about aimlessly:‘stravaiging about the roads’
stroll, amble, saunter, walk, dawdle, potter, ramble, maunder, meanderView synonyms
- ‘Too little attention to breeding leads to the jungle of the Price household at Portsmouth - with its stravaiging pack of ‘ill-bred’ young dogs.’
- ‘John O'Neil, now in the shop window, was the inspirer of his side, stravaiging the park with elan and sending cute passes into the areas of maximum damage.’
- ‘I could do with a long Stravaig.’
- ‘If you embarked upon 'a stravaig' you'd have a wander through glens and over hills with no set purpose other than to enjoy the walking.’
Late 18th century: probably a shortening of obsolete extravage ‘digress, ramble’.
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