con·​ven·​tion·​eer kən-ˌven(t)-shə-ˈnir How to pronounce conventioneer (audio)
: a person attending a convention

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web How the city’s convention business shakes out in the coming years will have an effect on restaurants, entertainment venues and other businesses that have factored conventioneer foot traffic into their plans. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 25 Sep. 2022 When will tourists and conventioneers feel comfortable returning in big numbers to fill our hotels and restaurants? Heather Knight,, 30 May 2020 Agnew spent barely an hour in Portland -- just enough time to helicopter from the Portland Air Base to Memorial Coliseum, give a short speech to 5,000 conventioneers and head right back to the vice-presidential plane. oregonlive, 4 May 2020 It is expected to be completed by the end of the year and is designed to offer conventioneers an approximately one-minute trip in self-driving electric vehicles between three exhibit hall and parking stations. USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2020 Before the coronavirus pandemic, Sanchez would make more than $1,000 in a good week, picking up conventioneers, tourists and workers going to their offices. Randy Diamond,, 25 Mar. 2020 With most businesses closed, Smith Cove cruise terminal is cleared of ships while the convention center fountain bubbles to the delight of zero conventioneers. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2020 For years, however, the mural was mostly hidden in the shadow of the nearby Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, easily seen only by river barge passengers and curious conventioneers. Richard A. Marini,, 26 Mar. 2020 The Back Bay business community depends on conventioneers to help fill hotels, restaurants, and shops. Jon Chesto,, 27 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conventioneer was in 1926

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“Conventioneer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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