- a guided but cursory tour of the major features of a place or area.
Origin of Cook's tour
1905–10; after Thomas Cook (1808–92), English travel agent
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- informal a rapid but extensive tour or survey of anything
Word Origin for Cook's tour
C19: after Thomas Cook 2
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