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 English day-trippers, unaware of Wales’s stricter travel rules, have been turned away by local police. The Economist, "Ignore the squabbling Devolution has become less dysfunctional during the pandemic," 6 June 2020 Day trippers have made up a sizable proportion of visitors, but Cannon Beach hotels are now filling up, too. oregonlive, "Crowds return to Cannon Beach, as Oregon coast town begins to reopen," 29 May 2020 Before you jump in your car, pull out your laptop because even day-trippers may need reservations. Cheri Carlson, USA TODAY, "In CA: Most counties OK to speed up reopening; celebrity couple agrees to guilty plea," 22 May 2020 Climbers can return to Mount St. Helens just in the nick of time, three days before the 40th anniversary of the volcano’s historic eruption, though hikers and day trippers might want to wait for better conditions. oregonlive, "Mount St. Helens back open to climbers, just in time for 40th anniversary of eruption," 15 May 2020 Borrow a page from the float-tripper’s book by launching at one access point and taking out at another farther downstream, to hit larger stretches of the river. Jim Spencer, Outdoor Life, "Float a River to Find a Turkey Hunting Hotspot," 4 May 2020 During the high season, the shops and restaurants on and around Water Street normally attract day-trippers, many of whom come by boat. Lisa Prevost, New York Times, "Stonington, Conn.: A Waterfront Community With a Colonial Vibe," 22 Apr. 2020 Those 61 round-trippers also represent a whopping 24.4% of the total given up this year by Orioles pitching (which, by the way, is on pace to obliterate the all-time record for most allowed by one team in a season). Jon Tayler,, "14 Mind-Boggling Stats Behind the Yankees' Season-Long Destruction of the Orioles," 15 Aug. 2019 Usually, weekend day-trippers descend from nearby London alongside cyclists and local ramblers. Jenny Strasburg, WSJ, "British Pub, Long Hot With Tourists, Now Relies on Locals to Stay Afloat," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of tripper

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jun 2020

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“Tripper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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