tour·​isty ˈtu̇r-ə-stē How to pronounce touristy (audio)
: patronized by or appealing to tourists
touristy restaurants
: characteristic of or relating to tourists
touristy behavior

Examples of touristy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a pronounced contrast from the more touristy Apple Park Visitor Center, which houses a 10,000 square-foot Apple store, and offers regular activities and workshops to the public. Ryan MacAsero, The Mercury News, 20 Jan. 2024 Gomez, 49, had worked nearly half his life at this casual, family-friendly restaurant located on a quiet side street a block and a half from the buzz of touristy Front Street, Lahaina’s main drag. Lewis Abraham Leader, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 The American travel writer, author, and television personality has extensively covered worldwide travel, encouraging devotees to explore less touristy destinations in order to experience a country’s true culture. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 2023 This spring an informal camp of asylum-seekers grew in a plaza in a trendy, touristy neighborhood of the capital. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2023 Despite its popularity with visitors, Bermuda is hardly touristy: tacky souvenir shops are few, and commercialized clutter like fast-food chains are banned (save for one pre-existing KFC that was grandfathered in). Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 7 Apr. 2023 Removed from the more touristy core but still on the main drag, this is an everyday, neighborhood place — no frills, just strong coffee, tea, cigarettes and news. Graham H. Cornwell, Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2023 Is that a touristy part of Paris? Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 20 Dec. 2022 Yellowstone feels more touristy than the Tetons. Joshua Gunter, cleveland, 4 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of touristy was in 1906

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“Touristy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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