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excursionist

[ik-skur-zhuh-nist, -shuh-] /ɪkˈskɜr ʒə nɪst, -ʃə-/
noun
1.
a person who goes on an excursion.
Origin of excursionist
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; excursion + -ist
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  • The excursionist thinks of but little else during his stay there.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • I was provided with a receipt and duly and officially accepted as an excursionist.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • But I also contributed my excursionist's share to these singular conversations.

    Your United States Arnold Bennett
  • If the diary of a Greek excursionist or tourist had come down to us, we should probably find in it entries of a very similar kind.

  • It looks like a dark-colored cup with a ragged margin, and may be seen by the excursionist in the spring on the roadside.

    Among the Mushrooms Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
  • Once I stopped four weeks in this place, and I began to tremble at the very sight of an excursionist.

    Days and Nights in London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • At any rate, the trail of the excursionist—the "cheap tripper," as he is called in England,—is over it all.

    Four Americans Henry A. Beers
  • By means of a wire ladder the excursionist descends still deeper into the bowels of the earth.

    The Jenolan Caves Samuel Cook
  • There is a gradual ascent to the steps, and the final flight of 41 brings the excursionist to the gate and to the sunshine.

    The Jenolan Caves Samuel Cook
  • The Toynbee Hall excursionist would find the snow lacking in the radiance that had dazzled him.

    The Alps Martin Conway
British Dictionary definitions for excursionist

excursionist

/ɪkˈskɜːʃənɪst; -ʒənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who goes on an excursion
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