- to travel by standing on the side of the road and soliciting rides from passing vehicles.
- to ask for or get (a ride) by hitchhiking.
- an act or instance of hitchhiking.
Origin of hitchhike
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Examples from the Web for hitchhiker
But there is a middle way from clean-cut hunkdom to looking like a militia leader who might boil a hitchhiker alive.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point
September 22, 2014
He described the hitchhiker incident, but Coogan listened stoically.Dream Town
- (intr) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles
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Word Origin and History for hitchhiker
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