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[heer-uh-bout] /ˈhɪər əˌbaʊt/

this place; in this neighborhood.
in this region or neighbourhood; near this place

“about this, with regard to this matter,” c.1200, from here + about. Meaning “in the vicinity, near here” is from early 13c. Hereabouts is from 1590s.


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