day-trip·​per ˈdā-ˌtri-pər How to pronounce day-tripper (audio)
: one who takes a trip that does not last overnight

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dunes overlook sandy beaches that attract hordes of vacationers and day-trippers, and a succession of plants, from dune grass to oak trees, spreads out in an amazingly diverse array that delights scientists and anybody who loves being in nature. Tim Zorn, Chicago Tribune, 28 May 2023 IceMule Pro Backpack Cooler Pros Floats Light and malleable for storing away Waterproof Cons Sweats in high humidity Beach day-trippers with packed cars will appreciate this collapsible backpack cooler. Casey Clark, Popular Mechanics, 6 May 2023 Currently, the length of the walk means that too many day-trippers and school groups have to choose between visiting the museum and the site of the battle. Erin L. Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2023 Similarly, the city of Venice also wants to charge day-trippers to come. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2023 No matter your travel style, the state has something for everyone — even Denver day-trippers will find a national park less than a two-hour car ride away. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 1 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of day-tripper was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Day-tripper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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