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tourist

[too r-ist] /ˈtʊər ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who is traveling, especially for pleasure.
adverb
3.
in tourist-class accommodations, or by tourist-class conveyance:
to travel tourist.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; tour + -ist
Related forms
nontourist, noun
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  • But, historians and humanists also have a role to play in understanding natural and recreational sites that appeal to tourists.
  • The city is dominated by tourists in the summer and is rather expensive for a town of its size.
  • What started out as an alternative transportation means for tourists is proving to be a money-making machine for the company.
  • There would probably be a huge influx of tourists with money to spend who want to see the new ocean form.
  • Typhoons and other forms of extreme weather are scaring away tourists and giving large cargo ships reasons to seek other ports.
  • One volcano interrupting air traffic on which many countries depend to bring tourists on whose revenue they depend.
  • It is these tourists that cause us harm, the tourists who bear chemical knives.
  • They have tons of filthy polluting diesel buses driving fat tourists around.
  • tourists who came to the island for the weekend would sometimes wander into the research station for a conversation.
  • No, these are the real thing: convicted of blowing up an airliner and of killing tourists with a bombing campaign at hotels.
British Dictionary definitions for tourists

tourist

/ˈtʊərɪst/
noun
1.
  1. a person who travels for pleasure, usually sightseeing and staying in hotels
  2. (as modifier): tourist attractions
2.
a person on an excursion or sightseeing tour
3.
a person travelling abroad as a member of a sports team that is playing a series of usually international matches
4.
Also called tourist class. the lowest class of accommodation on a passenger ship
adjective
5.
of or relating to tourist accommodation
Derived Forms
touristic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for tourists

tourist

n.

1780, from tour (n.) + -ist; tourist trap attested from 1939, in Graham Greene.

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