passenger

noun, often attributive
pas·​sen·​ger | \ ˈpa-sᵊn-jər \

Definition of passenger

1 : wayfarer
2 : a traveler in a public or private conveyance

Examples of passenger in a Sentence

There were two passengers in the car in addition to the driver. There's no room for passengers on this project; everybody must do his share of the work.

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Big brother Saint, 3, joined baby Chicago in the passenger seat and took control of the steering wheel, while Chi sucked her pacifier and North sat on the hood of the truck. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian's Daughter, Chicago West, Gets a Mini Mercedes G-Wagon to Match with Mom," 16 Jan. 2019 The move comes less than three weeks after flights at London’s Gatwick Airport, the country’s second largest by passenger numbers, were disrupted over a three-day period because of illicit drone flights over the hub. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Britain Targets Drone Misuse After Airport Disruptions," 7 Jan. 2019 If Logan Paul drives over a car, Majlak might be in the passenger seat. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Meet the babysitter who helps Logan Paul stay out of trouble on YouTube," 3 Dec. 2018 Only the most navigation-savvy person gets to sit in the passenger seat. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Travelogue Podcast: Things You Should Never, Ever Do on a Road Trip," 3 Nov. 2018 Meanwhile, clips of Jake getting a tattoo and driving fast with a friend in the passenger seat play. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Mental Health Experts Want You to Know Before Watching the Buzzy New YouTube Series ‘The Mind of Jake Paul’," 12 Oct. 2018 The face is only partially visible, with the mouth hidden behind the dashboard — as though a small child was sitting in the passenger seat. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "An Ohio Teen Says He Took a Photo of a Ghost Boy in His Truck," 10 Oct. 2018 After whiling away a day at a pool party and a strip club, Callahan climbed into the passenger seat of the Volkswagen Beetle his friend was driving. refinery29.com, "How John Callahan Used His Disability To Fuel Fearlessly Funny Cartoons," 13 July 2018 The front passenger seat swivels and an extra counter space flips up to create an eating space, but our family eats most meals at the large dinette and table area located in the center of the van. Megan Barber, Curbed, "This custom camper van can sleep a family of 6," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of passenger

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for passenger

Middle English passager, from Anglo-French, from passage path, way, passage, from passer

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passenger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of passenger

: a person who is traveling from one place to another in a car, bus, train, ship, airplane, etc., and who is not driving or working on it
British : a person in a group who does not do as much work as others

passenger

noun
pas·​sen·​ger | \ ˈpa-sᵊn-jər \

Kids Definition of passenger

: someone riding on or in a vehicle

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