tourist

noun
tour·​ist | \ ˈtu̇r-ist How to pronounce tourist (audio) \

Definition of tourist

1 : one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture

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Other Words from tourist

tourist adjective or adverb

Synonyms for tourist

Synonyms

excursionist, rubberneck, rubbernecker, sightseer, traveler (or traveller), tripper [chiefly British]

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Examples of tourist in a Sentence

The museums attract a lot of tourists. In the summer the town is filled with tourists. The tourists defeated the home side.
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The city is planning on rolling out the fee before this year's peak tourist season, and the cost will fluctuate depending on the time of year. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The City of Venice Will Soon Start Charging Tourists an Entrance Fee," 4 Mar. 2019 Between tourists and the weather, running in New York is no easy feat. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "9 New York Fitness Studios That Models Swear By," 15 Feb. 2019 Netflix Before the disastrous Fyre Festival scam, Maryann Rolle was a Bahamian woman who owned a local restaurant and sought to provide good food for locals and tourists. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Woman Who Became the Hero of Fyre Festival," 18 Jan. 2019 Despite the suffocating level of security, Tibet is an increasingly popular destination for tourists looking for mountain adventure and monuments to its unique Buddhist culture. Christopher Bodeen, The Seattle Times, "China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries," 19 Feb. 2019 While its several months away, popular sites like the Great Smokies and Zion National Park will face increased pressure to be ready for tourists in the summer. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "For National Parks, The End of the Shutdown Means the Hard Part Begins," 28 Jan. 2019 The snorkeling is great and diving even better, with Cas Abou being a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 That afternoon a German tourist spots the Harts’ tan 2003 Yukon XL upside down at the bottom of the cliff in Mendocino County. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 4: ‘My God, There’s Six of Them’," 31 Dec. 2018 Friday is one of the busiest days of the week, with many tourists arriving for the weekend. Fox News, "Dutch police shoot suspect after 2 stabbed at train station," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of tourist

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tourist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tourist

: a person who travels to a place for pleasure
British : a member of a sports team that is playing a series of official games in a foreign country

tourist

noun
tour·​ist | \ ˈtu̇r-ist How to pronounce tourist (audio) \

Kids Definition of tourist

: a person who travels for pleasure

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