hol·i·day·mak·er | \ˈhä-lə-dē-ˌmā-kər, ˈhä-lə-ˌdā-\

Definition of holidaymaker 

chiefly British

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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 Many holidaymakers fled the storm Thursday night before Salalah International Airport closed. Jon Gambrell,, "Cyclone nears Oman’s coast, kills girl," 25 May 2018 Resembling a small hut on wagon wheels, the popular bathing machines were intended for holidaymakers — mostly women — who wanted to take a dip in the sea while protecting their modesty. David Shaftel, New York Times, "Searching for Dinosaurs in a Seaside English Town," 23 May 2018 Photos by Kara Fox Video by Hazel Pfeifer, Ignacio Osorio and Anita Gill (CNN)Julie O'Donnell was 29 weeks pregnant, on a flight from Dublin to Liverpool that was packed with rowdy holidaymakers, tears streaming down her face. Sheena Mckenzie, CNN, "'Irish abortions happen; they just don't happen on Irish soil'," 22 May 2018 The region receives a quarter of the world’s holidaymakers (Europe’s share is still a half). The Economist, "East Asia has the world’s fastest growing tourist industry," 12 Apr. 2018 Her plan could change how banks operate as well as raise costs for holidaymakers using their smartphones., "Bloomberg," 2 Mar. 2018 The residents and holidaymakers at the Swiss mountain town see the U.S. president -- who previously railed against the type of elites that traditionally attend the event -- as another visitor at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. Catherine Bosley,, "Trump Just One More Visitor for Davos in Annual WEF ‘Cabaret’," 10 Jan. 2018

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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