whereabouts

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wheraboutes, equivalent to whereabout +‎ -s.

PronunciationEdit

  • (adverb) IPA(key): /ˌʍɛəɹəˈbaʊts/, /ˌwɛəɹəˈbaʊts/
  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈʍɛəɹəˌbaʊts/, /ˈwɛəɹəˌbaʊts/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

whereabouts (not comparable)

  1. In, at or near what location
    Whereabouts do you live?

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NounEdit

whereabouts pl (plural only)

  1. (plural only) Location; where something is situated.
    The whereabouts of the escaped snake are unknown.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 145:
      In the Middle Ages Rhabdomancers were employed to discover mines, and the whereabouts of precious stones.

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See alsoEdit

Here-, there-, and where- words