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runabout Syllabification: run·a·bout
Pronunciation: /ˈrənəˌbout/

Definition of runabout in English:


A small car, motorboat, or light aircraft, especially one used for short trips.
Example sentences
  • It's a meeting at great temperature between a city runabout and an army Jeep.
  • The Smarts are built by Mercedes Benz and they are supposed to be town cars, little runabouts, and not designed for the wide open highways.
  • Designed as a city runabout, the two-door hatchback is shorter and narrower than a Maruti 800 and can just accommodate two adults and two children.

Words that rhyme with runabout

walkabout • turnabout

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