road warrior


Definition of road warrior

: a person who travels frequently especially on business

Examples of road warrior in a Sentence

a lightweight laptop computer that's perfect for road warriors
Recent Examples on the Web The Symetra Tour is the ultimate road warrior life. Beth Ann Nichols, The Arizona Republic, "Sarah White personifies 'road warrior' life on golf's Symetra Tour, opening season in Mesa," 18 Mar. 2021 As travel resumes many people will want to dip their toe in gradually, said Joe Brancatelli, who runs the road warrior site Barbara Peterson, WSJ, "You’re Vaccinated. Can You Finally Take a Vacation?," 17 Mar. 2021 What that means for the road warrior’s experience isn’t yet clear. Washington Post, "One year in, these grounded frequent fliers want back up in the air," 10 Mar. 2021 Today’s car traveler must be a road warrior, never caught unawares by this strange new travel world. Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times, "What you need to know before you take a road trip this spring," 25 Feb. 2021 Because, before the current pandemic, never in the past 52 years had the road warrior been in one place longer than two months. Jon Bream, Star Tribune, "At age 75, Minnesota guitar hero Leo Kottke releases a new album with Phish bassist," 19 Nov. 2020 That’s why the recent, brazen theft of her 35-pound, road warrior bike hit her so hard. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: A North Park resident tracks down her stolen property," 7 Oct. 2020 Sometimes the road warrior has performed here with His Large Band or his smaller acoustic combo. Jon Bream, Star Tribune, "He's a hardcore Texan, but Lyle Lovett has a soft spot for Minnesota," 28 Aug. 2020 Caraa’s Convertible Studio Bag—available in multiple shades and fabrics, including regular leather and vegan leather—is a versatile road warrior. Rachel King, Fortune, "The must-have gear, gadgets, and accessories for safer summer travel," 3 July 2020

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First Known Use of road warrior

1982, in the meaning defined above

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26 Mar 2021

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“Road warrior.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of road warrior

chiefly US, informal : a person who travels a lot especially as part of his or her job

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