Advertisement

stroll (v.)

c. 1600, a cant word introduced from the Continent, probably from dialectal German strollen, variant of Swiss German strolchen "to stroll about, loaf," from Strolch "vagabond, vagrant," also "fortuneteller," perhaps from Italian astrologo "astrologer." Related: Strolled; strolling.

stroll (n.)

1753, from stroll (v.).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of stroll from WordNet
1
stroll (v.)
walk leisurely and with no apparent aim;
Synonyms: saunter
2
stroll (n.)
a leisurely walk (usually in some public place);
From wordnet.princeton.edu