traipse (third-person singular simple present traipses, present participle traipsing, simple past and past participle traipsed)
- (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 [...].
- (intransitive, colloquial) To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
- 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
- After traipsing about in the fog they found the grave sure enough.
- (transitive, colloquial) To walk (a distance or journey) wearily or with effort; to walk about or over (a place).
- 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd:
- She only got handy the Union-house on Sunday morning 'a b'lieve, and 'tis supposed here and there that she had traipsed every step of the way from Melchester.
intransitive: to walk about
transitive: to walk about or over
traipse (plural traipses)
- A long or tiring walk.
- It was a long traipse uphill all the way home.
long or tiring walk
- German: Gewaltmarsch (de) m