Definition of perambulator in English:


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  • 1British dated A baby carriage; a pram.

  • 2 formal, humorous A person who walks, especially for pleasure and in a leisurely way.

    ‘ Dickens was a determined perambulator of London.’
    • ‘Adventurous perambulators beware: steer clear of the large chunks in the north that form part of military firing range.’
    • ‘There were eight keen perambulators who turned up at the bay for a walk.’
    • ‘He was a perambulator, and picked up information on the highway, and scattered it everywhere as authentic.’
    • ‘On 9 February 1227 the patent roll records orders by the king that the knightly perambulators of the forests in Nottinghamshire are to come before him.’
    • ‘This part of it was anciently known as Thirlstone, and is referred to by the forest perambulators in 1609.’
    • ‘He would not have suited many mountain perambulators, who wished to recount legends, stories and adventures related by guides.’
    • ‘How long will these two retirees protect young perambulators?’
    • ‘Posters appeared in my local park advertising training sessions in Nordic Walking, and the subsequent sight of dozens of enthusiastic perambulators confirmed for me this fashion for all things Nordic.’
    • ‘Their gratuity did not extend to the perambulators of the other parishes, evidently.’
    • ‘I mentioned it was fairly flat to Dartmeet, and that would be the case if a perambulator was staying true to the route along the East Dart.’
    • ‘Baudelaire is the flâneur: the idler, stroller, urban explorer and perambulator.’
    • ‘The wealth of small detail and delight along the walkway can only really be seen and appreciated from the perspective of the perambulator.’
    • ‘Julius was a perambulator through great cities, befriender of strangers, and nonaffiliated political thinker.’
    • ‘Give freedom and fresh air to a grateful, spirited perambulator and his wants are well nigh supplied.’
    • ‘A humble path of mulch provides an escape to the perambulator who wouldn't want to tread on concrete.’
    • ‘I regretted the good old days when I wasn't yet a perambulator but rather I had one.’
    • ‘In the song lyrics, the perambulator is simply ‘coming’ and ‘going’.’
    • ‘A newsticker will keep shoppers informed and, during the next Olympics or eastern blackout, curious perambulators can gather round the centrally-located flatscreen.’
    • ‘Open-door environments also encourage serial perambulators because employees constantly stroll around in search of a chat.’



/pəˈrambyəˌlādər/ /pəˈræmbjəˌleɪdər/


Early 17th century (in perambulator (sense 2)): from perambulate.