fellow traveler


Definition of fellow traveler

: a person who sympathizes with and often furthers the ideals and program of an organized group (such as the Communist party) without membership in the group or regular participation in its activities broadly : a sympathetic supporter of another's cause

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fellow-traveling adjective

Examples of fellow traveler in a Sentence

I struck up a conversation with one of my fellow travelers. He was not a member of the Communist Party or even a fellow traveler.

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Enjoy presentations by and discussions with your National Geographic expert, get to know your fellow travelers, and share coconuts straight off the tree. National Geographic, "Belize Expedition: Oceans and Underwater Exploration," 10 Sep. 2019 And she is remembered by her friends as a compassionate and constant fellow traveler - though a formidable adversary in Bridge. courant.com, "Susan J. Shepard," 14 Aug. 2019 Interspersed with the proceedings of Escalante and his fellow travelers, we are given the life of Mr. Roberts. Bruce Berger, WSJ, "‘Escalante’s Dream’ Review: Long Road Through the West," 12 July 2019 So were my fellow travelers, like Solange Singer, a 41-year-old fashion stylist muffled in similar gear, with a red wool scarf laid out on her lap like a blanket. New York Times, "Do Americans Need Air-Conditioning?," 3 July 2019 And while Williams and fellow travelers Kenny Willekes and Joe Bachie spotted similar improvements from their teammates on offense, none of the three talked about a potential juggernaut. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State to Rose Bowl this year? Mark Dantonio has surprised us before | Windsor," 19 July 2019 When traveling, people are encouraged to remember an airplane is still a public space and should be treated as such Andy Richter was grossed out on a recent flight by a not-so-considerate fellow traveler. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Andy Richter Shuts Down Plane Passenger Who Put Bare Feet With 'Dirty Toes' on Seatback TV," 20 Aug. 2019 Get to know your fellow travelers during our trip orientation, and break into your On Assignment teams to begin discovering the Baja California Peninsula. National Geographic, "Baja and the Sea of Cortez High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 Always consider your fellow travelers Signe Brewster, a Wirecutter staff writer and expert in drones, wrote the Wirecutter guide referenced above. Geoffrey Morrison, New York Times, "How to Travel With a Drone," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fellow traveler

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fellow traveler

translation of Russian poputchik

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English Language Learners Definition of fellow traveler

: someone who is traveling in the same group or on the same train, airplane, etc., as you
: someone who shares the opinions and beliefs of the people in a group or organization (especially the Communist Party) but does not belong to that group or organization

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