out-of-towner

noun

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 Meanwhile, city and local economic development leaders are trying to reassure frustrated downtown merchants that they are not being forgotten while convincing out-of-towners that downtown is still open for business. Darrell Smith, Sacramento Bee, 3 July 2024 Congressional staffers and out-of-towners came to Union Pub hours ahead of the debate to get a seat. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 28 June 2024 While fashion can be used as a tool to stand out, dressing like an out-of-towner draws attention for all the wrong reasons. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 15 June 2024 These are often spots that are open to the public and that turn hotels from places where out-of-towners sleep into integral parts of a destination. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for out-of-towner 

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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 19 Jul. 2024.

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