overnighter

noun

over·​night·​er ˌō-vər-ˈnī-tər How to pronounce overnighter (audio)
1
2
: an overnight trip
3
: a person who stays overnight

Example Sentences

He is on an overnighter. You should pack an overnighter. Overnighters will appreciate the area's fine hotels.
Recent Examples on the Web Some of these hikes are kid-friendly, while others will send you home with noodles for legs; most are day hikes, while a few offer the chance for an overnighter. Lauren Matison, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Jan. 2023 And with camping and road trips predicted to be just as popular next summer, RV rental company Outdoorsy is offering gift cards that cover any kind of a trip, from an overnighter to a weeklong escape. Erin Riley, Outside Online, 11 Dec. 2020 Consider a day trip to Resurrection or Kachemak Bay or plan an overnighter to Prince William Sound to observe whales, otters, sea lions, glaciers and towering peaks. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Consider a day trip to Resurrection or Kachemak Bay or plan an overnighter to Prince William Sound to observe whales, otters, sea lions, glaciers and towering peaks. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Consider a day trip to Resurrection or Kachemak Bay or plan an overnighter to Prince William Sound to observe whales, otters, sea lions, glaciers and towering peaks. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Consider a day trip to Resurrection or Kachemak Bay or plan an overnighter to Prince William Sound to observe whales, otters, sea lions, glaciers and towering peaks. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 Consider a day trip to Resurrection or Kachemak Bay or plan an overnighter to Prince William Sound to observe whales, otters, sea lions, glaciers and towering peaks. Mike Campbell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 June 2021 What was supposed to be a quick overnighter turned into a three-day nightmare, as heavy snow started to fall in the mountains, trapping their car on a remote forest road. oregonlive, 4 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of overnighter was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Overnighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overnighter. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

overnighter

noun
over·​night·​er ˌō-vər-ˈnīt-ər How to pronounce overnighter (audio)
1
2
: an overnight trip
3
: a person who stays overnight
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