touristy

adjective
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 Call it touristy, but taking in the Charleston history from a horse carriage is one of the most popular tours in the area. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, "Charleston Travel Guide," 1 Mar. 2021 For decades, presidents from both parties have quietly distributed a portion of these cushy posts (often in the touristy capitals of Europe and the Caribbean) to some of their most generous campaign donors. Mattathias Schwartz, Star Tribune, "A million dollars to spare? You can buy an ambassadorship.," 27 Dec. 2020 Their first restaurant, Norma’s on the Beach — named after Mr. Shirley’s mother, Norma Shirley, the Julia Child of Jamaica — was on Miami Beach’s touristy Lincoln Road. New York Times, "The Treasured Diners and Hidden Haunts That Covid-19 Closed for Good," 27 Dec. 2020 In some of Florida's touristy neighborhoods, patrons have since been flocking to bars and restaurants, filling terraces, defying mask orders — drawing mixed reactions from business owners and other customers. Arkansas Online, "Florida forges ahead in lifting curbs amid virus concerns," 4 Oct. 2020 Few other restaurants in Santa Fe are as historic or iconic as The Shed, which is touristy for good reason. Gowri Chandra, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Green Chile Road Trip Through New Mexico," 10 Nov. 2020 In some of Florida's touristy neighborhoods, patrons have since been flocking to bars and restaurants, filling terraces, defying mask orders — drawing mixed reactions from business owners and other customers. Arkansas Online, "Florida forges ahead in lifting curbs amid virus concerns," 4 Oct. 2020 In some of Florida's touristy neighborhoods, patrons have since been flocking to bars and restaurants, filling terraces, defying mask orders — drawing mixed reactions from business owners and other customers. Arkansas Online, "Florida forges ahead in lifting curbs amid virus concerns," 4 Oct. 2020 Even the touristy photos Mike and Ben exchange — reproduced in these pages — serve only to emphasize the alienating effect of substituting images for intimacy. Ron Charles, Washington Post, "Bryan Washington’s ‘Memorial’ is a tender look at modern family life," 27 Oct. 2020

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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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6 Mar 2021

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“Touristy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touristy. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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touristy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of touristy

informal + often disapproving : attracting or appealing to tourists

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