Simple Definition of passenger
: a person who is traveling from one place to another in a car, bus, train, ship, airplane, etc., and who is not driving or working on it
: a person in a group who does not do as much work as others
Full Definition of passenger
1 : wayfarer
2 : a traveler in a public or private conveyance
Examples of passenger in a sentence
There were two passengers in the car in addition to the driver.
There's no room for passengers on this project; everybody must do his share of the work.
Origin and Etymology of passenger
Middle English passager, from Anglo-French, from passage path, way, passage, from passer
First Known Use: 14th century
PASSENGER Defined for Kids
Definition of passenger for Students
: someone riding on or in a vehicle
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