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[hol-i-dey-mey-ker] /ˈhɒl ɪ deɪˌmeɪ kər/
noun, British
Origin of holidaymaker
1830-40; holiday + maker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But in spite of his leisurely look, he had not in the least the seeming of a holiday-maker.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • Even at this time of day much of the English Border is still a kind of terra incognita to the tourist and holiday-maker.

    In the Border Country W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  • One young man had only part of a face, and had to wear a painted tin mask, like a holiday-maker.

  • Leamington will scarcely interest the holiday-maker in Shakespeare land.

  • The holiday-maker rejoices in the glorious day, and the painter turns aside to shut his eyes.

    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies James McNeill Whistler
  • From the point of view of the holiday-maker it has remained undeveloped.

  • Did a holiday-maker with a wife and, say, four children have to bring six sets of bedding with him?

  • The oncoming of bad weather, beheld from below, is a grievance to the holiday-maker.

    The Alps Martin Conway
British Dictionary definitions for holiday-maker


(Brit) a person who goes on holiday US and Canadian equivalents vacationer, vacationist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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