Definition of tourist
1 : one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture
2 : tourist class
touristadjective or adverb
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.
Recent Examples of tourist from the Web
The monthly late-night special at Bodensee Therme appeals to locals as well as bargain-hunting, bike-riding tourists.
U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving updates from his national security team about developments following an attack on a tourist resort in the Philippines.
TravelBird has released a list of the top 10 tourist attractions on the globe, following a study that ranked attractions based on the number of tags on the platform.
Tourists can taste hardtack, the dry bread soldiers ate during the war.
The Hangout is ground zero for tourists looking to have fun.
A joint operation by the Port and Ace Parking, the service picks up and drops off passengers at eight stops along Harbor Drive, including hotels and tourist destinations.
Later that same day, a tourist resort near the city of Sousse in Tunisia came under fire, with the attacker killing 38 people and injuring dozens more.
A trade deal with Turkey, whose border is just 30 miles to the north, brought new business and tourists and optimism.
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First Known Use of tourist
TOURIST Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of tourist for Students
: a person who travels for pleasure
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