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touristy

[too r-i-stee] /ˈtʊər ɪ sti/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characteristic of tourists:
a touristy attitude.
2.
appealing to or frequented by tourists:
a touristy restaurant near the Eiffel Tower.
Origin of touristy
1905-1910
1905-10; tourist + -y1
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Examples from the Web for touristy
Contemporary Examples
  • It is wildly kitschy, 100 percent touristy, and nearly everyone working here looks like Burt Reynolds.

    Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt February 19, 2010
Historical Examples
  • That meant going as touristy as possible—something overpriced and kitschy.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for touristy

touristy

/ˈtʊərɪstɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal, often derogatory) abounding in or designed for tourists
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