trip·​per | \ ˈtri-pər How to pronounce tripper (audio) \

Definition of tripper

1 chiefly British : one that takes a trip : tourist
2 : a tripping device (as for operating a railroad signal)

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Examples of tripper in a Sentence

day trippers who come to spend a few hours on the island

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But the ball seemed to land a few rows short of Williams’ famed round-tripper. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Devers’ walk-off hit in 9th lifts Red Sox over Blue Jays 7-6," 11 Apr. 2019 The championship round will feature the top two home run hitters of the second round, and the competitor who tallies the most round-trippers will win the event and earn the trophy. Samford Athletics,, "Samford baseball to host Media Home Run Derby Thursday," 2 May 2018 That interest has also put more traffic on the roads, as day-trippers from the South Fork or farther west on Long Island come to visit the area’s many wineries and farm stands. Julie Satow, New York Times, "The Ever Evolving North Fork," 18 May 2018 Like many who claim to encounter the divine, trippers often come back with knowledge comically difficult to convey. John Williams, New York Times, "A Strait-Laced Writer Explores Psychedelics, and Leaves the Door of Perception Ajar," 14 May 2018 Seven years after the city began taxing overnight guests, Venice will now charge day-trippers as well. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The City of Venice Will Soon Start Charging Tourists an Entrance Fee," 4 Mar. 2019 That means road trippers and residents alike will be able to drive direct along the 100-mile stretch between Cambria and Carmel for the first time in 18 months. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "California's Highway One to Fully Reopen Today," 18 July 2018 While 600 people live on the islands, the majority of visitors are day trippers who come to enjoy the beaches, parks, gardens, yacht clubs, cafés, and a small amusement park for children. Stefanie Waldek, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Toronto," 27 June 2018 The route runs along the Hudson River and up into northern New York, concluding in Champlain where road trippers can enjoy the town’s namesake, Lake Champlain. Lydia Culp, Fox News, "Best US road trips," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tripper

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of tripper

chiefly British : a person who takes a short trip to visit an interesting place

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