tourist

[ too r-ist ]
/ ˈtʊər ɪst /

noun

a person who is traveling, especially for pleasure.

adverb

in tourist-class accommodations, or by tourist-class conveyance: to travel tourist.

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Origin of tourist

First recorded in 1770–80; tour + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM tourist

non·tour·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-tourist

tourist
/ (ˈtʊərɪst) /

noun

  1. a person who travels for pleasure, usually sightseeing and staying in hotels
  2. (as modifier)tourist attractions
a person on an excursion or sightseeing tour
a person travelling abroad as a member of a sports team that is playing a series of usually international matches
Also called: tourist class the lowest class of accommodation on a passenger ship

adjective

of or relating to tourist accommodation

Derived forms of tourist

touristic, adjective
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