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

Origin of touristy

First recorded in 1905–10; tourist + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for touristy

Contemporary Examples of touristy

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

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    Gal With a Suitcase

    Jolie Hunt

    February 20, 2010

Historical Examples of touristy

  • That meant going as touristy as possible—something overpriced and kitschy.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for touristy



informal, often derogatory abounding in or designed for tourists
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