American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who goes on an excursion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who makes an excursion; specifically, a member of a company making a journey for pleasure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who goes on an excursion, or pleasure trip.
- n. a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
“Worse than all, he finds himself confounded with a still lower class, known at Bar Harbor as "the tourist" -- elsewhere called the excursionist -- who comes by the hundred on the steamers in linen dusters, and is compelled by force of circumstances to "do”
“It is to the likes of constant Billy that Michael turns when he thinks that maybe his festival, his humanitarian dream of righteousness and virtue, is getting a little soft-shelled and modish, a bit too grand and deluxe, Glyndebourne on mild magic mushrooms, baby-boomer Butlins, an X and Y generation package holiday, an excuse for mere excursionist hijinks.”
“From naturalism one had passed to domestic pyrography and the the excursionist kodak.”
“Cheap indeed, for the middle and upper class excursionist, but still well out of the reach of the labouring man for whom walking was an everyday fact of life.”
“Smoke rose, thin and quickly scattered, from a swale kilometers off, an excursionist campfire, but that belonged, recalling a Stone Age his race had forgotten but his genes had not.”
“No excursionist will take a seaside holiday in the north without wishing to see the Farne”
“It looks like a dark-colored cup with a ragged margin, and may be seen by the excursionist in the spring on the roadside.”
“This provides one of the most frequent and popular trips of the Plymouth pleasure-steamers, and the picturesque spot, once haunted by smugglers, is now, during the summer months, a lively playground of the excursionist.”
“Ynyslas remains to-day a lonely swamp, but somewhat better luck attended the effort to carry the excursionist on to Borth.”
“Just then a wave breaks over him, and more like a drowned excursionist than an American pilot this little man is hauled on board.”
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