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Nov. 1st, 2018 | 07:53 am

hereabout or hereabouts (HEER-uh-bout) - adv., in this general vicinity, close, nearby.


Either form acceptable, though without -s was first, with an original meaning (c. 1200) of "about this" in the sense of "in regard to this matter" though the current sense quickly developed. As you might expect, it was coined from here + about, and yes there is a thereabout and a whereabout.

---L.

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