[ kuh-myoo-ter ]
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  1. a person who commutes, especially between home and work.

  1. of or for commuting; serving commuters: a commuter railroad.

  2. of or relating to a flight, plane, or airline that carries passengers over relatively short distances and usually serves small communities.

Origin of commuter

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; commute + -er1

Words Nearby commuter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use commuter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for commuter


/ (kəˈmjuːtə) /

    • a person who travels to work over an appreciable distance, usually from the suburbs to the centre of a city

    • (as modifier): the commuter belt

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