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[ik-skur-zhuh-nist, -shuh-]
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  1. a person who goes on an excursion.
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Origin of excursionist

First recorded in 1820–30; excursion + -ist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for excursionist

sightseer, wayfarer, traveler, voyager, tourer, vacationer, globetrotter

Examples from the Web for excursionist

Historical Examples of excursionist

  • The excursionist thinks of but little else during his stay there.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;

    Hezekiah Butterworth

  • I was provided with a receipt and duly and officially accepted as an excursionist.

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • But I also contributed my excursionist's share to these singular conversations.

    Your United States

    Arnold Bennett

  • If the diary of a Greek excursionist or tourist had come down to us, we should probably find in it entries of a very similar kind.

  • It looks like a dark-colored cup with a ragged margin, and may be seen by the excursionist in the spring on the roadside.

    Among the Mushrooms

    Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin

British Dictionary definitions for excursionist


  1. a person who goes on an excursion
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