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wayfarer

[wey-fair-er] /ˈweɪˌfɛər ər/
noun
1.
a traveler, especially on foot.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English weyfarere. See way1, fare, -er1
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  • The listing not only reported the wayfarer's progress, but also eased the anxiety of family and friends.
  • Every wayfarer in the journey of life may pluck strength and courage from it as he pauses.
  • One imagines a solitary, a recluse, a lonely wayfarer.
British Dictionary definitions for wayfarer

wayfarer

/ˈweɪˌfɛərə/
noun
1.
a person who goes on a journey
Derived Forms
wayfaring, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for wayfarer
n.

mid-15c., agent noun from way + fare (v.). Earlier was wayferer (late 14c.). The brand of sunglasses (manufactured by Ray-Ban) dates to 1952.

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