Noun. An expedition involving the acquisition of some good, usually perceived as essential, when in fact completely unnecessary. Because errands involve a component of travel, they are often confused for a leisure activity. From the root, errant, aimless.
I had a busy day today running errands.
by SkippyD1 April 22, 2006
A term used to tell your buddies what's goin down, without telling them the entire story, which will be described in detail at a later date.
"Hey Garrett, where did you run off to before class today? You were like 30 minutes late and the teacher got pissed...."

"I just had to run some errands"

"I see.....i hope you made sure that cute clerk at Vons properly bag your polish sausage"
by cali_blake December 04, 2007

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