• IPA: /tɹeɪps/, /t͡ʃɹeɪps/

traipse (traipses, present participle traipsing; past and past participle traipsed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To walk in a messy or unattractively casual way; to trail through dirt.
    • 1728, Alexander Pope, The Dunciad, Book III, ll. 140-4:
      Lo next two slipshod Muses traipse along, In lofty madness, meditating song, / With tresses staring from poetic dreams, / And never wash'd, but in Castalia’s streams [...].
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
  3. (transitive, colloquial) To walk (a distance or journey) wearily or with effort; to walk about or over (a place).
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: sich schleppen, sich voranschleppen
  • French: crapahuter
  • German: sich durch/ über etwas schleppen

traipse (plural traipses)

  1. A long or tiring walk.
    It was a long traipse uphill all the way home.
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