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I understood from a Jamaican lady, that she was strawling with her child down the road, ... Then I heard the same word again in Kenya - she was strawling along a street in Nairobi. What is the origin of this word? And what is the accurate meaning. The spelling control doesn't accept it :-)

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    Sounds like they were saying "strolling". It means walking slowly or leisurely. – davidlol Jul 3 '17 at 21:01
  • Agreed. I think she was saying "strolling" with a thick Jamaican accent, mon. – iMerchant Jul 3 '17 at 21:11
  • Was it the same Jamaican lady you found 'strolling' with her child down the street in Nairobi? They must have gone there on vacation, methinks... – English Student Jul 3 '17 at 21:48
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I suspect she might have said "strolling". It means to "walk leisurely" according to dictionary.com. From etymonline it seems that the word:

[comes] from dialectal German strollen, variant of Swiss German strolchen "to stroll about, loaf," from Strolch "vagabond, vagrant," also "fortuneteller," perhaps from Italian astrologo "astrologer."

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