hol·​i·​day·​mak·​er | \ ˈhä-lə-dē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce holidaymaker (audio) , ˈhä-lə-ˌdā-\

Definition of holidaymaker

chiefly British

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The thinking went that by stopping holidaymakers from snapping up new-builds, housing would become more affordable to people who live in St Ives all year round. The Economist, "St Ives’s second-home crackdown has unintended consequences," 20 July 2019 Ireland’s Ryanair has made a hugely successful business model out of jetting holidaymakers around Europe—to places as farflung as Aalborg and Zaragosa—by sticking to a ruthlessly efficient cost-cutting playbook. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Boeing MAX Problems Put European Vacations in Jeopardy," 17 July 2019 Putin’s conciliatory words came just days after a ban on direct flights between the countries took effect, spoiling holiday plans for many Russian holidaymakers and threatening a large dent in Georgia’s crucial tourism industry. Washington Post, "Georgia will ‘wait and see’ if Putin’s softer tone lasts," 12 July 2019 From the 1970s, cheaper air travel meant that holidaymakers started to abandon the British seaside in favour of warmer, more obviously beautiful places like Spain and Greece. 1843, "The masochistic appeal of the British seaside," 25 June 2019 Towns and villages in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are cut off from the outside world as troops equipped with heavy hardware and emergency services are deployed to rescue holidaymakers and inhabitants near ski resorts. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "Snowbound Europe Struggles to Dig Out After Deadly Storms," 11 Jan. 2019 Earlier this year, a holidaymaker on a North Carolina beach captured drone footage of Civil War-era shipwreck. James Rogers, Fox News, "Civil War battlefield discovery: Surgeon's burial pit reveals soldiers' remains, amputated limbs," 21 June 2018 Many holidaymakers fled the storm Thursday night before the airport closed. Fox News, "Powerful cyclone lashes into Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 3," 26 May 2018 Many holidaymakers fled the storm Thursday night before Salalah International Airport closed. Washington Post, "Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman’s coast, kills 12-year-old girl," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of holidaymaker

1836, in the meaning defined above

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