road warrior

noun

plural road warriors
: 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 Is this really, truly the end of Black’s days as a road warrior? Marc Ballon, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2024 With dedicated lanes at more than 50 airports nationwide, Clear can help frequent road warriors save time at busy terminals, which can be a game-changer during busy travel periods like the upcoming holiday season. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 20 Nov. 2023 Meeting the client in person and on time has become more challenging for road warriors with the rising number of air-traffic delays and full flights. Jacob Passy, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2023 The prospect of multi-day battery life is appealing for road warriors and users who may only sometimes be near a charger. Brandon Russell, Popular Mechanics, 5 Sep. 2023 But a new study by the Global Business Travel Association indicates the corporate road warriors are set to ride once more. Chris Morris, Fortune, 15 Aug. 2023 Boone Grove High School’s football team has been a road warrior since its first down about 10 years ago. Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune, 9 Aug. 2023 For road warriors and business travelers who often fly with little more than a change of clothes, a laptop, and their smartphone, this rolling laptop bag is perfect. Men's Health, 13 Mar. 2023 Provided Talk about a road warrior: Fitness personality and creator of the popular TORCH’D 28-minute workouts, Isaac Boots visited four countries during two weeks in June. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 4 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of road warrior was in 1981

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“Road warrior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20warrior. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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