noun way·far·er \ˈwā-ˌfer-ər\

: a person who travels from place to place usually by walking

Full Definition of WAYFARER

:  a traveler especially on foot
way·far·ing \-ˌfer-iŋ\ adjective

Examples of WAYFARER

  1. <one of the great wayfarers of American folklore, Johnny Appleseed wandered across the country, always planting apple seeds>

Origin of WAYFARER

Middle English weyfarere, from wey, way way + -farere traveler, from faren to go — more at fare
First Known Use: 15th century
WAYFARER Defined for Kids


noun way·far·er \ˈwā-ˌfer-ər\

Definition of WAYFARER for Kids

:  a traveler especially on foot


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