fellow traveler noun
: someone who is traveling in the same group or on the same train, airplane, etc., as you
: someone who shares the opinions and beliefs of the people in a group or organization (especially the Communist Party) but does not belong to that group or organization
: a person who sympathizes with and often furthers the ideals and program of an organized group (as the Communist party) without membership in the group or regular participation in its activities; broadly : a sympathetic supporter of another's cause
— fel·low–trav·el·ing adjective
Examples of FELLOW TRAVELER
- I struck up a conversation with one of my fellow travelers.
- He was not a member of the Communist Party or even a fellow traveler.
Origin of FELLOW TRAVELER
translation of Russian poputchik
First Known Use: 1925
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