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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gad \Gad\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gadded; p. pr. & vb. n. Gadding.] [Prob. fr. gad, n., and orig. meaning to drive about.] To walk about; to rove or go about, without purpose; hence, to run wild; to be uncontrolled. "The gadding vine." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? --Jer. ii. 36. [1913 Webster]