road trip


: a trip taken by a sports team to play one or more away games
: an extended trip in a motor vehicle
road-trip intransitive verb

Example Sentences

The team won three of five games on its road trip.
Recent Examples on the Web Over the summer, Thiessen opened up about taking a road trip across California with her husband and two kids. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2022 Take a road trip to Big Sur — but know that the journey is the point. Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2022 The next day, the pair took a road trip to Dolly Parton’s theme park in Tennessee, better known, of course, as Dollywood. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 23 Sep. 2022 Another tip, for those who would like to take a road trip, is to drive to The Chef’s Garden in Huron, Ohio, for what Baglier feels is the best organic produce, as well as some valuable tips for growing one’s own organic food. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 19 Sep. 2022 While road trips are usually reserved for warm weather, consider taking a road trip this fall to explore Michigan's fall colors. Elizabeth Hosang, Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep. 2022 My parents took a road trip to the East Coast for their honeymoon, snapping photos along the way. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 15 Aug. 2022 Following a road trip that took her through conservative communities in Interior Alaska, Tshibaka attracted a crowd of around 200 in Anchorage on Thursday evening — including Begich. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Nov. 2022 David Pastrnak, Charlie Coyle, Trent Frederic, Jake DeBrusk, and Hampus Lindholm provided the scoring at Madison Square Garden, making the Bruins 3-0 on this road trip that ends in Toronto on Saturday. Matt Porter,, 4 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of road trip was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Road trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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