Definition of walkies in English:



  • A period of exercising a dog.

    ‘while the client is being coiffed, one of the salon staff takes the pooch for walkies’
    • ‘Most dogs seem to think that going for walkies, playing fetch, and guarding the house are Very Important Jobs.’
    • ‘He refuses to get the hang of going for his walkies.’
    • ‘She lives in a plush Park Avenue apartment, has a maid and an ageing pooch that she takes for walkies every afternoon.’
    • ‘Time for walkies: Ann Jones takes a selection of gun dogs including springer spaniels, german pointers and Labradors for a stroll during the fair.’
    • ‘But what have couch potatoes, a more active lifestyle, and walkies around the Seven Acres got to do with regenerating East Bolton?’
    • ‘Let's help make our beaches safe to go on and take dogs walkies this summer.’
    • ‘They regularly take their dogs for early morning walkies at Thorndon North which is one of three Essex County Council managed parks in Brentwood.’
    • ‘A thorough brushing will dislodge ticks picked up during walkies, they add.’
    • ‘Houseboats and expensive terraced villas line the waterway, while well-heeled ladies take yappy canine triplets for walkies along the towpath.’
    • ‘To avoid me going ‘stir crazy’, my brother borrowed a wheelchair and took me walkies.’
    • ‘Buy a dog, but make sure it's not just for Christmas - remember, it's a lifetime of walkies, and whole world of new friendships.’
    • ‘‘You are entitled to 1 ¼ hours daily for lunch and walkies,’ it states.’
    • ‘Your regular Friday afternoon guide to what is going on in local parks and along your usual walkies routes.’
    • ‘Pet owners blessed with common sense may point out that one of the primary reasons for owning a dog is that all concerned can enjoy walkies.’
    • ‘Blood pressure is lowered by stroking dogs, and pets who drag their reluctant owners out for brisk 45-minute walkies are operating in accord with the WHO guidelines on physical exercise.’
    • ‘The ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star claims she doesn't care what she looks like when she takes her four dogs for walkies in Santa Monica.’
    • ‘It is pleasing to see good citizens cleaning up after their dogs when they take them for walkies.’
    • ‘He's been having plenty of long walkies, dinner leftovers and lots of TLC.’
    • ‘My baby has been shivering while I've been taking him for his walkies due to this current cold snap.’
    • ‘Taking the corgis for walkies around Arthur's Seat, she spies giant cranes just across the street from Holyroodhouse.’


  • go walkies

    • informal Go missing, especially as a result of theft.

      ‘the insurers have drawn up a list of cars most likely to go walkies’
      • ‘It would seem that the office copy of ASOD has gone walkies once again.’
      • ‘Wheelie bins are going walkies in west Wiltshire as thieves realise their black market value.’
      • ‘These can theoretically be used to ensure AGP and PCI cards don't go walkies if the server is moved - later I'll explain why they're virtually useless.’
      • ‘The hotel heiress is distraught after it went walkies just two days ago.’
      • ‘This post better stay where I put it this time, half of it went walkies for some reason and I had to retype it all.’
      • ‘A couple of bottles of Dom Perignon have gone walkies from the cellar.’
      • ‘Except… commenting is down until at least tomorrow as the server has gone walkies.’
      purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shoplift
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