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

Examples of overnighter in a Sentence

He is on an overnighter. You should pack an overnighter. Overnighters will appreciate the area's fine hotels.
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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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“Overnighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overnighter. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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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