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Monday, June 18, 2018

Definitions for day-tripper

  1. a person who goes on a trip, especially an excursion, lasting all or part of a day but not overnight.

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Citations for day-tripper
... he seized on the word as if it might somehow help to plug him into German culture, rather like a day-tripper to Boulogne trying to convince himself that he has explored France. William McIlvanney, The Kiln, 1996
Deepest mind in the galaxy, apparently, and you still express yourself like a day-tripper with a dog-eared phrase book. Anthony Lane, "Space Case," The New Yorker, May 23, 2005
Origin of day-tripper
1895-1900
Day-tripper has been used in English since the mid-1800s.