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 The Tigers entered Saturday with a 2-9 record against the White Sox this season; maybe Haase's round-tripper will bring a similar result. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 3 July 2021 The pandemic paused the city's plans to introduce a day-tripper tax last year on visitors who sleep elsewhere — 80% of the total tourist footfall. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, 25 June 2021 The pandemic paused the city’s plans to introduce a day-tripper tax last year on visitors who sleep elsewhere — 80% of the total tourist footfall. Colleen Barry, ajc, 25 June 2021 Junior outfielder Easton Kreshel hit a two-run homer — his third round-tripper of the section playoffs — breaking a 2-2 tie in the fourth. Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 June 2021 This is the perfect stop for any road tripper looking to enjoy the comforts of a proper restaurant, especially for those wanting something delicious near Hearst Castle, another essential Highway 1 stop. Ali Wunderman, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Martin’s three-run homer in the bottom of the second inning — her first round-tripper of the season — got the Bruins going. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 9 June 2021 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

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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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15 Jul 2021

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“Tripper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 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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