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pedestrianism

[puh-des-tree-uh-niz-uh m]
noun
  1. the exercise or practice of walking.
  2. commonplace or prosaic manner, quality, etc.
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Origin of pedestrianism

First recorded in 1800–10; pedestrian + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pedestrianism

Historical Examples

  • She could dance untiringly for hours, but other pedestrianism wearied her.

    A Soldier's Trial

    Charles King

  • Thus, in pedestrianism, other new times have since been set up.

    The Brighton Road

    Charles G. Harper

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

    Letters from Switzerland

    Samuel Irenus Prime

  • The shoe is the product of civilization and properly chosen is preferable for pedestrianism in the city and on country roads.

    Touring Afoot

    Claude Powell Fordyce

  • I said this with an artful delicacy, meant to imply that I was pointing at a very great and valuable privilege of pedestrianism.

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever