Definition of stravaig in English:


(also stravage)


Irish, Scottish
  • no object, with adverbial of direction Wander about aimlessly.

    ‘stravaiging about the roads’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Too little attention to breeding leads to the jungle of the Price household at Portsmouth - with its stravaiging pack of ‘ill-bred’ young dogs.’
    stroll, amble, saunter, walk, dawdle, potter, ramble, maunder, meander
    View synonyms


Late 18th century: probably a shortening of obsolete extravage ‘digress, ramble’.