from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To walk or tramp about; gad: traipsed from one picnic site to another.
- transitive v. To walk or tramp over or about: traipsed the countryside, looking for work.
- n. A tiring walk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To walk in a messy or unattractively casual way; to trail through dirt.
- v. To walk about, especially when expending much effort, or unnecessary effort.
- v. To walk (a distance or journey) wearily or with effort; to walk about or over (a place).
- n. A long or tiring walk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To walk or run about in a slatternly, careless, or thoughtless manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See trapes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. walk or tramp about
Perhaps ultimately from Old French trespasser, to trespass; see trespass.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin uncertain; apparently related to trape. (Wiktionary)