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sightseeing

[sahyt-see-ing]
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noun
  1. the act of visiting and seeing places and objects of interest.
adjective
  1. seeing, showing, or used for visiting sights: a sightseeing bus.

Origin of sightseeing

First recorded in 1840–50; sight + seeing
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British Dictionary definitions for sightseeings

sightseeing

noun informal
    1. the activity of visiting the famous or interesting sights of a place
    2. (as modifier)sightseeing trip
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Word Origin and History for sightseeings

sightseeing

n.

also sight-seeing, 1821, from sight (cf. sights) + present participle of see (v.). Sight-see (v.) is from 1824. Sight-seer first recorded 1821.

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