[too r-ist]
  1. in tourist-class accommodations, or by tourist-class conveyance: to travel tourist.

Origin of tourist

First recorded in 1770–80; tour + -ist
Related formsnon·tour·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for non-tourist

Historical Examples of non-tourist

  • It was during the non-tourist season and Min—that's the little woman—was doing the spring cleaning.

    The Love of Frank Nineteen

    David Carpenter Knight

British Dictionary definitions for non-tourist


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



1780, from tour (n.) + -ist; tourist trap attested from 1939, in Graham Greene.

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