tour·​isty | \ ˈtu̇r-ə-stē How to pronounce touristy (audio) \

Definition of touristy

1 : patronized by or appealing to tourists touristy restaurants
2 : characteristic of or relating to tourists touristy behavior

Examples of touristy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s why this edition is dedicated to a few non-touristy ways for locals to play tourist in L.A. Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2022 The hip, very online Detroit-style pizza outfit doesn’t exactly align with images of a touristy development near Fisherman’s Wharf. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2022 Too many touristy places serving frozen pizzas and spaghetti Bolognese. CNN, 1 May 2022 Lazaro also owns a gift shop on touristy South Franklin Street in Juneau. Jennifer Pemberton, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2022 Yes, the Public Market is touristy as all get-out, but there are some fantastic food booths. Christopher Muther,, 21 Apr. 2022 The touristy part of Marrakech, the Medina and Jemma El Fna, is very old and accessibility isn't one of its strengths. Rosemarie Richings, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2022 My closest call ever with the Bing cherry came in 1982, during a touristy drive through northwestern Washington on a route that crossed the Cascade Range and went down into the Okanogan Valley. John Mcphee, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022 What are some less touristy spots worth discovering? Shivani Vora, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of touristy

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of touristy was in 1906

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17 May 2022

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“Touristy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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