verb (used without object), hitch·hiked, hitch·hik·ing.
to travel by standing on the side of the road and soliciting rides from passing vehicles.
verb (used with object), hitch·hiked, hitch·hik·ing.
to ask for or get (a ride) by hitchhiking.
an act or instance of hitchhiking.
Origin of hitchhike
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Related Words for hitchhikercustomer, fare, tourist, commuter, patron, traveler, rider, pilgrim, hobo, wayfarer, excursionist, wanderer, voyager, panhandler, down-and-out, beggar, loafer, vagrant, outcast, drifter
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Contemporary Examples of hitchhiker
But there is a middle way from clean-cut hunkdom to looking like a militia leader who might boil a hitchhiker alive.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point
September 22, 2014
Historical Examples of hitchhiker
He described the hitchhiker incident, but Coogan listened stoically.Dream Town
(intr) to travel by obtaining free lifts in motor vehicles
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