whereabout etymology

English word whereabout comes from English where, English about

Detailed word origin of whereabout

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
where English (eng) The place in which something happens. The place in which. (legal) In a position, case, etc., in which.. At or in which place or situation.. To which place or situation.. Wherever.. While on the contrary; although; whereas. In what situation.. Interrogative adverb, used in either a direct or indirect question: at what place; to what place; what place.. With the preposition from.
about English (eng) (archaic) In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; in circumference. [}]. (chiefly, North America, colloquial) Going to; on the verge of; intending to. [}]. (nautical) To the opposite tack. [}]. (obsolete) Preparing; planning. [}]. Here and there; around; in one place and another; up and down. [}]. In succession; one after another; in the course of events. [}]. Near; [...]
whereabout English (eng) (archaic) About which; concerning which.. About where.

Words with the same origin as whereabout

Descendants of about
bout nearbout