Definition of stravaig in English:

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Pronunciation: /strəˈveɪɡ/

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(also stravage)


[no object, with adverbial of direction] chiefly Scottish & Irish
Wander about aimlessly: stravaiging about the roads
More example sentences
  • John O'Neil, now in the shop window, was the inspirer of his side, stravaiging the park with elan and sending cute passes into the areas of maximum damage.
  • Too little attention to breeding leads to the jungle of the Price household at Portsmouth - with its stravaiging pack of ‘ill-bred’ young dogs.
  • If you embarked upon 'a stravaig' you'd have a wander through glens and over hills with no set purpose other than to enjoy the walking.


Late 18th century: probably a shortening of obsolete extravage 'digress, ramble'.

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