Meaning of “whereabouts” in the English Dictionary

"whereabouts" in British English

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whereaboutsnoun [ U, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈweə.rə.baʊts/ us /ˈwer.ə.baʊts/


uk /ˌweə.rəˈbaʊts/ us /ˌwer.əˈbaʊts/

C2 in what part or area:

Whereabouts in Madrid do you live?
Whereabouts is your office, then?

(Definition of “whereabouts” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whereabouts" in American English

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whereaboutsplural noun

us /ˈhweər·əˌbɑʊts, ˈweər-/

the place where a person or thing is:

Moreno’s whereabouts are unknown, but some people think he is in Panama.

whereaboutsadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈhwer·əˌbɑʊts, ˈwer-, ˈhwær-, ˈwær-/

in what place; where:

Whereabouts is your office?

(Definition of “whereabouts” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)