out-of-town·​er ˌau̇t-əv-ˈtau̇-nər How to pronounce out-of-towner (audio)
: a visitor to a town or city from another place : someone from out of town
… nobody likes an out-of-towner who comes in and acts like a know-it-all.Jon Margolis
The city is quite warm and springlike on this February afternoon, and it seems to be full of out-of-towners who have drifted in for the Washington's Birthday weekend.E. B. White

Examples of out-of-towner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It also should be noted that Bramble is not some out-of-touch out-of-towner. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 6 Mar. 2024 Locals flock here for drinks and dinner at Lemaire, while out-of-towners come for food and festivities—such as the Holiday Afternoon Tea and the impressive 30-foot Christmas tree, which will be shining on November 29, the same day the giant gingerbread display will be unveiled. Paige Porter Fischer, Southern Living, 3 May 2024 In one scene, in a strip of a small town, where water is so abundant that lawns are watered with sprinklers hooked to hose lines, a salesgirl pouts when out-of-towners distract her from a great book, and an old woman, her shirt starched, walks a small dog without fear. Eisa Nefertari Ulen, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Apr. 2024 So now, along with many other out-of-towners also not of this denomination, I am treated to some fiery warnings against innovation and zero Christmas spirit (though the church apparently does a Secret Santa). Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 For out-of-towners looking for a vacation to the Louisville area, or for residents hoping to take a trip without putting a ton of miles on the vehicle, there are plenty of spots close to downtown to consider. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 13 Apr. 2024 The region is well-equipped to handle surges of out-of-towners, with the entertainment district and famous waterfall in the city of Niagara Falls seeing 7 million to 9 million visitors each summer, a spokesperson for Mayor Robert Restaino told Fox News Digital. Christina Coulter, Fox News, 5 Apr. 2024 Amazon Since the pandemic, Indian Creek, an incorporated municipality, has seen a major influx of affluent out-of-towners such as Tom Brady, Cindy Crawford and Ivanka Trump. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 Dana Taylor: Beth, both rural and urban areas situated along the eclipse path are anticipating an influx of people, out-of-towners will be coming from all over to get the chance to be in the right spot at the right time. Dana Taylor, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of out-of-towner was in 1911

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“Out-of-towner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out-of-towner. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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