commuter

[ kuh-myoo-ter ]
/ kəˈmyu tər /

noun

a person who commutes, especially between home and work.

adjective

of or for commuting; serving commuters: a commuter railroad.
of or relating to a flight, plane, or airline that carries passengers over relatively short distances and usually serves small communities.

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Origin of commuter

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; commute + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for commuter

commuter
/ (kəˈmjuːtə) /

noun

  1. a person who travels to work over an appreciable distance, usually from the suburbs to the centre of a city
  2. (as modifier)the commuter belt
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