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Today's word is:

traipse

|trāps|

verb [ no obj. ]

  1. Walk or move wearily or reluctantly: Students had to traipse all over Washington to attend lectures.
  2. Walk about casually or needlessly: There's people traipsing in and out all the time | I was traipsing through the forest...

noun

  1. [ in sing. ] A tedious or tiring journey on foot.
  2. archaic. A slovenly woman.

ORIGIN: late 16th cent. (as a verb): of unknown origin. The noun (sense 2) is first recorded in the late 17th cent.