con·​ven·​tion·​eer | \ kən-ˌven(t)-shə-ˈnir How to pronounce conventioneer (audio) \

Definition of conventioneer

: a person attending a convention

Examples of conventioneer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When will tourists and conventioneers feel comfortable returning in big numbers to fill our hotels and restaurants? Heather Knight,, "SF’s top money man grapples with dire forecasts as budget scenarios ‘keep getting worse’," 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, "Battle of the Park Blocks at 50: How a shocking burst of violence defined Portland -- and panicked Nixon’s White House," 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, "Peacock problems, avocado threat, weedy sea dragons: News from around our 50 states," 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,, "Rideshare drivers brace for the further collapse of San Antonio ridership," 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, "Abandoned streets," 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,, "San Antonio walking tours to shake the coronavirus quarantine blues: HemisFair ’68 mural," 26 Mar. 2020 The Back Bay business community depends on conventioneers to help fill hotels, restaurants, and shops. Jon Chesto,, "Proposed Hynes sale runs into political difficulty at the State House," 27 Jan. 2020 From funky boutique hotels in Fulton Market to the gleaming 1,200-room Marriott Marquis welcoming conventioneers at McCormick Place, Chicago is suddenly brimming with new and diverse places to get a room for millions of annual visitors. Robert Channick,, "Too many hotel rooms in Chicago? Prices and occupancy are down — good for you, bad for hoteliers.," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of conventioneer

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Conventioneer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of conventioneer

US : a person who goes to a convention (sense 1)

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