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
Recent Examples on the Web Aloha designed the day tripper with a special technical material to shield your belongings from spills, splashes, and weather damage. Samantha Costantino, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Merritt added a three-run homer in the sixth while Averie Gunther had a two-run round-tripper. Dallas News, 9 May 2021 That led to the home run tunnel, the players forming two lines in the dugout to welcome a teammate back after a round-tripper., 3 May 2021 After fulfilling her family’s expectations of dutiful Chinese womanhood, Ms. Su is embracing a new identity: fearless road-tripper and internet sensation. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2021 For Johnny, who was active in the civil rights movement, the most troubling aspect of the crime is the likelihood that it was committed by someone who was not a day-tripper or short-term renter. NBC News, 1 Nov. 2020 Soaking in your own private hot tub as the sun sets and fog rolls in above the cliffs of Big Sur is a luxury that every coastal road tripper should reward themselves with—and Ventana Big Sur sits at the top of the list of spots to do it. Sunset Magazine, 16 Sep. 2020 English day-trippers, unaware of Wales’s stricter travel rules, have been turned away by local police. The Economist, 6 June 2020 Day trippers have made up a sizable proportion of visitors, but Cannon Beach hotels are now filling up, too. oregonlive, 29 May 2020

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First Known Use of tripper

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tripper was in 1813

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16 May 2021

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“Tripper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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