hol·​i·​day·​mak·​er ˈhä-lə-dē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce holidaymaker (audio)
chiefly British

Examples of holidaymaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Southeast Asian nation, popular for its beaches, Buddhist temples and national parks, is forecast to receive up to 30 million holidaymakers this year, more than double the tally in 2022. TIME, 4 Oct. 2023 But it has been plagued by mounting complaints from its users—both hosts and holidaymakers alike—some of which were compiled in a particularly damaging report from The Bear Cave substack earlier this year. Byorianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 2 Oct. 2023 Nothing too raunchy or risqué, but a little friendly fake flirtation with the holidaymakers is expected. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 17 Aug. 2023 More than 2,000 holidaymakers returned home by plane on Monday, and more repatriation flights were expected on Tuesday. Fedja Grulovic, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2023 The Greek islands are popular with sun-seeking holidaymakers from around Europe in the summer, particularly Britons and Germans. Fedja Grulovic, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 July 2023 More than 240 million holidaymakers are expected to travel within or outside mainland China during the five-day break that began on Saturday, state media CCTV reported Monday, an increase of more than 20% from pre-pandemic levels in 2019. Chris Lau, CNN, 1 May 2023 What’s more, from March until November, there’s a monthly ‘Street Food Friday’ event, which draws crowds of locals and holidaymakers alike, to eat from gourmet local food trucks and listen to live music. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 While on-the-clock travelers are definitely a mainstay here, Ikea Hotell welcomes plenty of casual holidaymakers, too. Summer Rylander, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of holidaymaker was in 1852

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“Holidaymaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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