side trip


noun

a brief excursion off the main route of an itinerary, as to visit a particular person or place.

Origin of side trip

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

OTHER WORDS FROM side trip

side tripper, noun
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Examples from the Web for side trip

  • But now it had become an after-thought, a side-trip, a little excursion to be made while waiting for midnight!

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  • Suppose that we wanted not only Venice but Naples—this last, considerably more of a side-trip.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow|Edward Hungerford
  • The inclusion of the side-trip added but 8.9 lire to our original pasteboard, or less than two dollars.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow|Edward Hungerford
  • To the excursion to Wells add a side-trip to Glastonbury, the home of the Arthurian legends.

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