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Khinjan | 09:16 Tue 16th Apr 2019 | Crosswords
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Mild oath referring to restless sort (8)

LAYABOUT or GADABOUT? It's the "mild oath" that's stumped me.

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gadabout
exclamationarchaic
exclamation: gad; exclamation: by gad

an expression of surprise or emphatic assertion.
"By Gad! You look young for a doctor!"
Gad is an old fashioned oath
verbinformal
verb: gad; 3rd person present: gads; past tense: gadded; past participle: gadded; gerund or present participle: gadding

go from place to place in the pursuit of pleasure.
"he had heard that I was gadding about with an airline stewardess"
synonyms: gallivant, jaunt around, flit around, run around, travel around, roam (around); wander, rove, ramble, traipse, meander, stray
"she looked worn out and must have been gadding about too mu
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