tourist

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noun tour·ist \ ˈtu̇r-ist \

Definition of tourist

1 :one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture

tourist

adjective or adverb

Examples of tourist in a Sentence

  1. The museums attract a lot of tourists.

  2. In the summer the town is filled with tourists.

  3. The tourists defeated the home side.

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First Known Use of tourist

1775

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TOURIST Defined for English Language Learners

tourist

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Definition of tourist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who travels to a place for pleasure

  • : a member of a sports team that is playing a series of official games in a foreign country


TOURIST Defined for Kids

tourist

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noun tour·ist \ ˈtu̇r-ist \

Definition of tourist for Students

:a person who travels for pleasure


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