gadding gadding  /ˈɡæ dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
  2. (n) a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
  3. (v) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

Usage(s):

  1. But all that luxurious gadding-about is over.
  2. At times he thinks of himself as a talented youth burned in the fiery furnace, at times he is a centaur gadding about with nymphs, or Solomon dickering with his harem.
  3. Defense attorneys soon proved that the two younger women were lying, that they were out gadding with men the night of the alleged crime.

News

  1. Another phony Rockefeller

    Clark Rockefeller, you've got company. A 32-year-old man calling himself Malcolm Rockefeller (real name: Eric Price) has been winning friends, influencing people, and gadding about New England for the past five years or so. "Rockefeller,'' who affects a Brahmin accent and "high yacht club'' apparel, according to an ex-acquaintance, has claimed to live on Beacon Hill, to have attended prestigious ...
    on December 19, 2013     Source: Boston.com

  2. Police: 25-year-old man shot in Hayward drive-by shooting

    A 25-year-old Hayward man was shot in the arm during a drive-by shooting on Gadding Road near Glassbrook Elementary School on Sunday morning.
    on December 17, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

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