- passed ball,
- passed pawn,
- passenger mile,
- passenger pigeon,
Origin of passenger
Examples from the Web for passenger
A click sends a user to a statement, a list of passenger nationalities, emergency call-center numbers, and other information.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alexander and Adorno were doing what they could to save the officer on the passenger side, Liu.
Brinsley stepped up to the passenger side of the patrol car, raised a silver Taurus semi-automatic pistol and began firing.
An Uber driver assaulted a passenger and it turned out he had a felony conviction, despite passing the background check.
An Uber driver went on an anti-gay, ant-American rant before physically assaulting his passenger.
The sensation that a ship gives a passenger when it dips after a swell returned, but it quickly passed.The Guns of Europe|Joseph A. Altsheler
Charges for freight and passenger travel were enormous in the early days of the road.Prowling about Panama|George A. Miller
A few women are among them—stewardesses of passenger boats and the wives of the captains of the other sorts of vessels.
But think of a passenger that would have been perfectly thankful to have been thrown overboard!Lord Dolphin|Harriet A. Cheever
There were no passenger coaches—nothing but freight-cars and a caboose.McAllister and His Double|Arthur Train
- a person travelling in a car, train, boat, etc, not driven by him
- (as modifier)a passenger seat
Word Origin for passenger
early 14c., passager "passer-by," from Old French passagier "traveler, passer-by" (Modern French passager), noun use of passagier (adj.) "passing, fleeting, traveling," from passage (see passage).
And in this I resemble the Lappwing, who fearing hir young ones to be destroyed by passengers, flyeth with a false cry farre from their nestes, making those that looke for them seeke where they are not .... [John Lyly, "Euphues and His England," 1580]
The -n- was added early 15c. (cf. messenger, harbinger, scavenger, porringer). Meaning "one traveling in a vehicle or vessel" first attested 1510s. Passenger-pigeon of North America so called from 1802; extinct since 1914.