One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[no object]Scottish, Irish
Walk wearily or reluctantly over a long distance.‘groups traiked from event to event to vie for the prizes’
- ‘I traiked the long hill back.’
- ‘I wonder what he's been doing traiking about like this.’
- ‘I traiked alongside the woman, farther into town.’
- ‘He traiked straight for the cottage.’
- ‘She refused to go traiking about the streets of Wallingford with him.’
Early 16th century: of uncertain origin.
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