leaf·​er ˈlē-fər How to pronounce leafer (audio)
plural leafers
: a person who visits wooded areas in autumn to view the changing colors of the foliage : leaf peeper
Hiking trails at the park range from less than a mile to eight miles long, allowing leafers to stretch their legs and get a chance to see the autumn colors up close and on foot.Kate Coil
Experts say leafers willing to spend a bit more on gas should drive the Peak to Peak Highway between Central City and Estes Park, or check out the Brainard Lake area in the Indian Peaks Wilderness west of Boulder.Alex Burness

Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leafer was in 1973

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“Leafer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leafer. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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