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side trip

noun
  1. a brief excursion off the main route of an itinerary, as to visit a particular person or place.
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Origin of side trip

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
Related formsside tripper, noun
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Historical Examples of side trip

  • To the excursion to Wells add a side-trip to Glastonbury, the home of the Arthurian legends.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs

    Caroline French Benton

  • 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

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

    Our Railroads To-Morrow

    Edward Hungerford

  • 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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    Ellsworth Douglass