adventurer

noun ad·ven·tur·er \ əd-ˈven-ch(ə-)rər \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of adventurer

1 : someone who seeks dangerous or exciting experiences : a person who looks for adventures: such as
b : one who engages in risky commercial enterprises for profit
2 somewhat old-fashioned : one who seeks unmerited wealth or position especially by playing on the credulity or prejudice of others

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Origin and Etymology of adventurer

1adventure or 2adventure + 2-er, probably after Middle French aventurier, adventurier


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adventurer

noun ad·ven·tur·er \ əd-ˈven-chər-ər \

Definition of adventurer for Students

: a person who seeks dangerous or exciting experiences


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