- a person who is traveling, especially for pleasure.
- tourist class.
- in tourist-class accommodations, or by tourist-class conveyance: to travel tourist.
Origin of tourist
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Examples from the Web for tourist
Its graceful hotels and beautiful restaurants are totally dependent on the tourist trade.
It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring.
For the Brogpas, transforming into a tourist attraction may offer their community a way to generate much-needed income.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
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The two islands are now tourist sites for visitors from Taiwan and mainland China.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
Julio had come full circle and had returned to Cuba as a tourist in his own country.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
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Just then a French tourist came up and accosted us, smiling ruefully.
I will content myself with describing what is in store for the tourist.
The roads—if they can be so called—offer little inducement to the tourist.The Hunted Outlaw
She has but reached one of the commonplaces of tourist ventures.Mountain Meditations
Fandor thought: "This grows interesting: it is quite on the cards that this tourist may be."A Nest of Spies
- a person who travels for pleasure, usually sightseeing and staying in hotels
- (as modifier)tourist attractions
- a person on an excursion or sightseeing tour
- a person travelling abroad as a member of a sports team that is playing a series of usually international matches
- Also called: tourist class the lowest class of accommodation on a passenger ship
- of or relating to tourist accommodation
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Word Origin and History for tourist
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