tripper

noun

trip·​per ˈtri-pər How to pronounce tripper (audio)
1
chiefly British : one that takes a trip : tourist
2
: a tripping device (as for operating a railroad signal)

Examples of tripper in a Sentence

day trippers who come to spend a few hours on the island
Recent Examples on the Web Starting on April 25, and for another 29 days scattered mostly around national holidays and weekends through mid-July, day trippers to the historic part of Venice will have to pay 5 euros, about $5.40, a measure that city officials hope will encourage people to come during less busy times. Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2024 As if Cozumel doesn't have enough pristine beachfront, many day trippers to the island like to pop over to the nearby uninhabited Isla Pasion. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2024 Here, visitors can enjoy aquarium exhibits and wildlife, plus ephemera from the Antarctic exhibitions of Prince Albert I. Nearby, the Prince’s Palace is a highlight for day trippers and visitors alike. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 The city said the biggest culprits are day trippers, who don’t add much economic value to the city – like eating at local hotels or restaurants – while still putting pressure on the city’s infrastructure. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2024 Most day trippers visiting on a cruise will stick to the beach clubs facing the calm Caribbean Sea and Playa del Carmen skyline. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2024 Perhaps one of the greatest draws for weary road trippers? Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 27 Nov. 2023 Outside, a duo of cedar saunas and heated pool are ideal for embracing the elements (limited passes are available for day trippers). Kate Donnelly, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Next, beyond Oklahoma City, road trippers will leave I-44 behind and continue on I-40. Mike Bezemek, Outside Online, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tripper was in 1813

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“Tripper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tripper. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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tripper

noun
trip·​per ˈtrip-ər How to pronounce tripper (audio)
1
chiefly British : one that takes a trip : tourist
2
: a tripping device (as for operating a railroad signal)

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