[ glohb-trot-er ]
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  1. a person who travels regularly or frequently to countries all over the world.

Origin of globetrotter

First recorded in 1870–75; globe + trotter

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

How to use globetrotter in a sentence

  • But the new ideas grew; every globetrotter became a Nationalist and an Imperialist, and shed his party skin.

    Lessons of the War | Spenser Wilkinson
  • But being what I am, there is no real zest in merely moving about aimlessly like any other globetrotter.

    Katharine Frensham | Beatrice Harraden
  • One bore all the distinguishing marks of the army officer of high rank, but the other was unmistakably a globetrotter.

British Dictionary definitions for globetrotter


/ (ˈɡləʊbˌtrɒtə) /

  1. a habitual worldwide traveller, esp a tourist or businessman

Derived forms of globetrotter

  • globetrotting, noun, adjective

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