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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Recent Examples on the Web Damüls is popular with German and Dutch holidaymakers, who like its traditional wooden huts with kitsch interiors, though locals come here for the off-piste. Sam Haddad, 1843, "A mega resort on the horizon, a glacier on the brink," 26 Feb. 2020 The $500 million cruise liner that became an incubator for the novel coronavirus will resume service again soon with its next group of holidaymakers, according to its operator, though only after a thorough cleaning. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Coronavirus Cruise Ship to Set Sail Again in April, After Thorough Cleaning," 20 Feb. 2020 Many of these holidaymakers were traveling abroad for the first time, according to local business people working in the tourism sector. Julie Zaugg, CNN, "How Cambodia's backpacker haven became a Chinese casino mecca," 4 Oct. 2019 The number of younger package holidaymakers is growing particularly fast. The Economist, "Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company, collapses," 23 Sep. 2019 Some 3,700 holidaymakers and crew have been quarantined since an 80-year-old passenger, who left the ship in Hong Kong, tested positive for the new coronavirus sweeping China. The Economist, "Curbing the Asian contagion China’s neighbours are rushing to contain the spread of the new coronavirus," 13 Feb. 2020 The holidaymaker who took the photo said the sign appeared in the past week, and a large group of Westerners were dining a tables outside. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "As the coronavirus spreads, fear is fueling racism and xenophobia," 31 Jan. 2020 The government is also looking to emulate the success of the neighboring United Arab Emirates, which has transformed Dubai into a major destination for Western holidaymakers. NBC News, "Saudi Arabia gets ready to open up to foreign tourists," 27 Sep. 2019 Neighboring Macau also began a similar ban Monday, posting its sixth confirmed infection as its casino-focused economy too faces pressure from a drought of mainland holidaymakers. Joyu Wang, WSJ, "Coronavirus Hits Hong Kong as Economy Reels From Protests," 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of holidaymaker

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Holidaymaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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