tourist class


: economy accommodations (as on a ship)

Examples of tourist class in a Sentence

Tourist class is all we could afford.
Recent Examples on the Web No one attractive in tourist class, and we are very effectively barred from fraternizing with the other two. Patricia Highsmith, The New Yorker, 27 Sep. 2021 To keep the trip under budget, the girls made the five-day journey across the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth in tourist class and stayed in youth hostels and campgrounds, while in Europe. Margarita Cambest,, 6 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tourist class was in 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Tourist class.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

tourist class

: economy accommodations (as on a ship)
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