[ too r-i-stee ]
/ ˈtʊər ɪ sti /


pertaining to or characteristic of tourists: a touristy attitude.
appealing to or frequented by tourists: a touristy restaurant near the Eiffel Tower.


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Origin of touristy

First recorded in 1905–10; tourist + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for touristy

  • It is wildly kitschy, 100 percent touristy, and nearly everyone working here looks like Burt Reynolds.

    Gal With a Suitcase|Jolie Hunt|February 20, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • That meant going as touristy as possible—something overpriced and kitschy.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for touristy

/ (ˈtʊərɪstɪ) /


informal, often derogatory abounding in or designed for tourists
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012