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

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The experience should be your own—no touristy places or crowds. Kathryn Miles, Outside Online, "'Find Me' Is the Indie Adventure Film We All Need," 4 June 2019 The pair apparently were close to Faneuil Hall, a popular walking spot and touristy shopping area. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Jed Wyatt, Hannah's 'Bachelorette' Contestant and Fellow Southerner?," 29 Mar. 2019 Even the most populous of the 15 islands, Rarotonga, doesn’t feel overtly touristy. Christopher Muther,, "Cook Islands: The tropical paradise you need to visit before everyone else does," 13 June 2018 Nearly 4,000 people jammed into the former parking structure and onto the street around it, right in the touristy heart of Jack London Square. New York Times, "All We Want to Do Is Watch Each Other Play Video Games," 2 May 2018 Yet even on the most touristy of nights, a part of real Mexico broke through. New York Times, "Place 10 of 52: In Los Cabos, Beaches Abound, but So Does Generosity," 24 Apr. 2018 How did a touristy Hill Country town known for its German heritage, fine wine and peaches end up with a cornucopia of talent on its high school baseball team? Adam Zuvanich, San Antonio Express-News, "Small-town Fredericksburg team big on talent," 23 May 2018 Jonathan Crenshaw, who is known in the touristy South Beach area for painting with his feet on the streets, allegedly attacked a visitor from Chicago after midnight on Tuesday. Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Homeless artist with no arms allegedly stabbed tourist," 11 July 2018 The beauty of Kenya’s capital lies in its unpredictable pace and compelling contrasts, which are often missed in favor of touristy safari game trips. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Kenyan Cool Girl’s Guide to Nairobi," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of touristy

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of touristy

informal + often disapproving : attracting or appealing to tourists

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