verb (gads, gadding, gadded)[no object] • informal
- Go around from one place to another, in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment: help out around the house and not be gadding about the countrysideMore example sentences
gallivant about, traipse around, flit around, run around, travel around, roam (about/around)
- It is very exciting, but I am here all alone whilst she gads around talking to men with beards.
- And while you're gadding about, why not visit the biblical-sounding Burning Mountain - which actually is burning, and has been for about a thousand years, ever since an underground coal seam caught fire.
- With Americans gadding around in high-riding 4WD off-roaders, Puerto Santo Tomás hardly qualifies as remote: If we could make it in our car, it isn't remotely remote.
late Middle English: back-formation from obsolete gadling 'wanderer, vagabond', (earlier) 'companion', of Germanic origin.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
late 15th century: euphemistic alteration of God.