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 An early intention was to make the new 49 Mile Scenic Route less touristy. Peter Hartlaub,, "49 Mile Makeover: Neighborhoods in and golf courses out on new SF route," 15 Nov. 2019 Forget that Wynwood is already, arguably, a living museum of graffiti, or that touristy mainstay Wynwood Walls already holds court next door. Phillip Valys,, "Art Basel 2019: All the early buzz on December’s hottest events," 14 Nov. 2019 The gift shop vibe imparts a touristy feeling, as if you’ve been transported to the roadside restaurant/trading post adjacent to the world’s biggest ball of twine or some other folksy attraction. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "8 Detroit-area restaurants that have opened since August," 30 Oct. 2019 What to Do Beyond walking around Old Town's world-famous walls and taking the cable car to the top of Mount Srđ (both of which are touristy, but still absolute must-dos), Dubrovnik offers a host of under-the-radar gems and experiences. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Dubrovnik, Croatia," 14 Oct. 2019 Outdoorsy travelers can camp in a park bungalow or opt for more luxe accommodations in the nearby touristy town of Hua Hin, three hours by car or four by train from Bangkok. Washington Post, "Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds," 9 Oct. 2019 Here’s a robust offering of 14 special spots that will earn you Charm City cool points when your out of town guests ask for recommendations of non-touristy spots. John-john Williams Iv,, "These Baltimore restaurants probably aren’t on your radar. Here’s why they should be.," 25 Sep. 2019 In addition to a late afternoon rally a block from the Marriott, near the city’s touristy Inner Harbor district, there will be a singalong, a light show and a dance party, the coalition said. Washington Post, "Trump maligned Baltimore. Residents will ‘welcome’ his visit with a protest.," 12 Sep. 2019 Not all clean and tidy and touristy, but charming and scenic nonetheless. Pamela Wright,, "Don’t overlook New London," 27 Aug. 2019

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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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1 Dec 2019

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“Touristy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of touristy

informal + often disapproving : attracting or appealing to tourists

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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