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)

Example Sentences

day trippers who come to spend a few hours on the island
Recent Examples on the Web Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford, the latest of a record 455 different pitchers who've given up at least one round-tripper to Pujols over his 22 MLB seasons. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 24 Sep. 2022 Sonny DiChiara led off the ninth with a solo shot of his own -- his 17th round-tripper of the season -- but that’s all Auburn could muster before Tyler Guilfoil shut the door. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 21 May 2022 That’s also where all similarities to a typical day-tripper ended. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 May 2022 In the third inning, Bonita Vista (8-10-1) led 3-2 until first baseman Zyan Watson also hit a two-run homer, his first round-tripper this season. Terry Monahan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2022 To make these a successful gift for a road tripper, get the Suction Cup accessory so that it can be mounted to a dashboard or windshield to capture that beautiful scenic drive. Christina Liao, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 The new system is aimed at restricting day-tripper tourism, much criticized for bringing little economic benefit to the city but pilling the pressure on local services and the environment. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 With a day-tripper entry fee aimed at encouraging visitors to stay overnight, could the housing scarcity be exacerbated? Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Peters, 25, went 0 for 1 Sunday as a pinch-hitter after homering in Saturday’s win, his seventh round-tripper in a 17-game span. Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Tripper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tripper. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

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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