Word of the week: stravage



verb, chiefly Scottish: roam

"Eleanor sees widowed Lindsay and single-mother Paula stravaging along the streets with their respective children." Lucilly Redmond, The Evening Herald (Ireland), January 10, 2009

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A synonym of 'roam', 'wander' and 'ramble', 'stravage' (also spelled 'stravaig') is not a new word; our earliest evidence of it dates to the 18th century, when it likely developed by shortening and alteration from the now archaic word 'extravagate', a synonym for 'stray' and 'roam' that can also mean 'to go beyond proper limits'. Note that if you use it correctly, you won't be extravagating by using 'stravage' – no matter where you call home.

This is taken from 365 New Words-A-Year 2015 Page-A-Day Calendar