Word of the week: Peripatetic

Peripatetic (adjective)

“This is a fancy word to mean ‘wandering’. It comes from the Greek word for ‘pacing to and fro’, but relates to someone who does that in a more organised way, rather than someone who bumbles about. So a peripatetic startup CEO might split his time between Sydney and Silicon Valley in order to create the networks he needs to make his business a success.”


This word can also be a noun – and can specifically relate to a follower of Aristotle’s teachings. To hear Valerie and Allison chat more about this and more on the world of writing, blogging and publishing, check out this week’s Episode 108 of our podcastSo you want to be a writer.