road warrior

noun
plural road warriors

Definition of road warrior

: a person who travels frequently especially on business Corporate road warriors want the best-performing laptop their IT department has on hand.— Tom Brant … millions of former road warriors may soon be heading to their next meeting in front of a screen.— Nicolás Rivero — compare digital nomad

Examples of road warrior in a Sentence

a lightweight laptop computer that's perfect for road warriors
Recent Examples on the Web Forever the tough guy, Watson is the first to admit that the last few months have been quite the test for the road warrior that has made a living out on tour for his fans. Tricia Despres, PEOPLE.com, 16 June 2022 The days of the exhausted road warrior are over, and employers understand that embracing these trends will be necessary to attract and retain top talent in an increasingly competitive labor market. Roger Sands, Forbes, 1 June 2022 In particular, selecting a laptop that can offer both the ergonomic design and performance required by a corporate road warrior is critical. Gigabyte Contributor, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Under the right circumstances, the subcompact Jeep Compass in Trailhawk guise can be an effective off-road warrior. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 22 Jan. 2022 In normal times Cooper, 73, remains a road warrior, logging countless concert dates. Jim Ryan, Forbes, 22 Dec. 2021 Intelligent architecture for optimum road warrior support has to extend beyond productive data. Kevin Korte, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 There is nothing more important to the corporate road warrior than the satisfaction of waltzing through the more plebeian aspects of travel. Alison Sider, WSJ, 6 Aug. 2021 The Cooper City Davie 7U Colts put on their road warrior uniforms to face off against the Hollywood PAL Eagles, escaping with a narrow 19-18 victory at Boggs Field. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 23 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of road warrior

1981, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Road warrior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20warrior. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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