sightsee

play
verb sight·see \ˈsīt-ˌsē\

Definition of sightsee

past

sightsaw

play \ˈsīt-ˌsȯ\;
present participle

sightseeing

play \ˈsīt-ˌsē-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go about seeing sights of interest

sightseer

play \ˈsīt-ˌsē-ər, -ˌsir\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sightsee

back-formation from sightseeing


First Known Use: 1824


SIGHTSEE Defined for Kids

sightsee

play
verb sight·see \ˈsīt-ˌsē\

Definition of sightsee for Students

sightsaw

;

sightseeing

  1. :  to go about seeing places and things of interest

sightseer

\-ˌsē-ər, -ˌsir\ noun

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