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pedestrianism

[ puh-des-tree-uh-niz-uhm ]

noun

  1. the exercise or practice of walking.
  2. commonplace or prosaic manner, quality, etc.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pedestrianism1

First recorded in 1800–10; pedestrian + -ism

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Example Sentences

More mining than pedestrianism and more hot water bottling does mean that cheapness is something and nothing is subdued.

I had enjoyed all the pleasures of pedestrianism that I wished, and told Naigle to get me a horse for to-morrow.

The Doctor hesitated, then sacrificed himself; in the cause of the Thorne family pedestrianism seemed to be required of him.

An extraordinary feat of pedestrianism was performed, by a man of the name of Williams, steward to Mr. Crouch.

Some three or four days ago Lieutenant Duane gave up pedestrianism and took to riding his horse.

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