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[ik-skur-zhuh-nist, -shuh-] /ɪkˈskɜr ʒə nɪst, -ʃə-/
a person who goes on an excursion.
Origin of excursionist
1820-30; excursion + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Toynbee Hall excursionist would find the snow lacking in the radiance that had dazzled him.

    The Alps Martin Conway
  • The excursionist thinks of but little else during his stay there.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • If the diary of a Greek excursionist or tourist had come down to us, we should probably find in it entries of a very similar kind.

  • But I also contributed my excursionist's share to these singular conversations.

    Your United States Arnold Bennett
  • At any rate, the trail of the excursionist—the "cheap tripper," as he is called in England,—is over it all.

    Four Americans Henry A. Beers
  • It looks like a dark-colored cup with a ragged margin, and may be seen by the excursionist in the spring on the roadside.

    Among the Mushrooms Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
  • I was provided with a receipt and duly and officially accepted as an excursionist.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Once I stopped four weeks in this place, and I began to tremble at the very sight of an excursionist.

    Days and Nights in London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • By means of a wire ladder the excursionist descends still deeper into the bowels of the earth.

    The Jenolan Caves Samuel Cook
  • There is a gradual ascent to the steps, and the final flight of 41 brings the excursionist to the gate and to the sunshine.

    The Jenolan Caves Samuel Cook
British Dictionary definitions for excursionist


/ɪkˈskɜːʃənɪst; -ʒənɪst/
a person who goes on an excursion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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