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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English there-aboutes, þare aboutes, equivalent to thereabout +‎ -s. For the noun, compare whereabouts.

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

thereabouts (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of thereabout

NounEdit

thereabouts pl (plural only)

  1. (plural only) Location
    • 1905, Robert Ernest Vernède, The Pursuit of Mr. Faviel, page 89:
      True, he had stopped at Langston Bucket by chance, and there was no reason why Mr. Boke should theorise as to his thereabouts.
    • 2014, Dave Duncan, The Stricken Field:
      My companions are not far off, and are aware of my thereabouts.

See alsoEdit

Here-, there-, and where- words

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