sun·​seek·​er | \ ˈsən-ˌsē-kər How to pronounce sunseeker (audio) \

Definition of sunseeker

: a person who travels to an area of warmth and sun especially in winter

Examples of sunseeker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s good reason tourists throng Long Beach, Grand Baie, Belle Mare and Le Morne, but the ways the locals experience the ocean is quite different from foreign sunseekers. Sarah Khan, New York Times, "In Mauritius, Secluded Beaches, Verdant Hills and Harmony," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of sunseeker

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Sunseeker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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