|Origin:||Probably frpm gadling 'person who goes along with you, wanderer' (11-18 centuries), from Old English gædeling|
gad past tense and past participle gadded, present participle gadding
gad about/aroundphrasal verb
to go out and enjoy yourself, going to many different places, especially when you should be doing something else:
While I'm at home cooking, he's gadding about with his friends.