traveler's diarrhea


Definition of traveler's diarrhea

: intestinal sickness and diarrhea affecting a traveler that is typically caused by ingestion of pathogenic microorganisms (such as some E. coli)

Examples of traveler's diarrhea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was taken to a private hospital and initially appeared to have traveler's diarrhea, officials told the Globe and Mail. Author: Antonia Noori Farzan, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'traveler's diarrhea.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of traveler's diarrhea

1890, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About traveler's diarrhea

Time Traveler for traveler's diarrhea

Time Traveler

The first known use of traveler's diarrhea was in 1890

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near traveler's diarrhea


traveler's diarrhea


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for traveler's diarrhea

Cite this Entry

“Traveler's diarrhea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for traveler's diarrhea

traveler's diarrhea

trav·​el·​er's diarrhea | \ ˈtrav-(ə-)lərz- How to pronounce traveler's diarrhea (audio) \

Medical Definition of traveler's diarrhea

: intestinal sickness and diarrhea affecting a traveler and typically caused by ingestion of pathogenic microorganisms (as some E. coli) — compare montezuma's revenge

More from Merriam-Webster on traveler's diarrhea Encyclopedia article about traveler's diarrhea


Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!