from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British One who goes on vacation.

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  • n. someone who is on holiday

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who travels for pleasure


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  • David Swann, a currency strategist at Travelex, says that, at a typical bureau de change, a holidaymaker exchanging £500 would have got A$1,250 at the start of the last Ashes season down under, compared with just A$805 today.

    The US dollar is already worth less than a euro. Now will it fall behind the 'Aussie'?

  • A tourist in a dinghy dragged the man on board and brought him ashore and another holidaymaker then tried to save his life, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

    Seychelles shark attack kills honeymooning man

  • The mother of the young Greek accused of murdering a British holidaymaker on the Ionian island of Zante Zakynthos said she was driven by only one desire – to comfort the murdered teenager's mother.

    I share grief for stabbed Briton, says suspect's mother

  • Waihi Beach holidaymaker Jan Jerram said there were at least two containers bobbing in the waves, with one split open and what looked like bags of milk powder washing ashore.

    Containers Wash Up on New Zealand Beach

  • It's a "party town": bum-skimming skirts, plunging tops and vertiginous heels are standard uniform for every female holidaymaker.

    Are SlutWalkers losing their way? | Victoria Coren

  • "We can confirm that the woman holidaymaker driving the Peugeot managed to escape from the car and is now receiving medical attention – but tragically four other occupants of that car have been killed," the police spokesman said.

    Man arrested after car plunges into reservoir, killing four

  • He was found with two gunshot wounds to the head by a holidaymaker, Peter Noble, who dialled 999.

    Gun fanatic jailed for 30 years for murder of taxi driver

  • The "guests", FBC, DIRTY STRAGGLER and whomsoever is available are doing whatever the late capon bourgeoisie do at a gathering for a holidaymaker mealtime: Greeting those they haversack't met in a few monthlies, looking at or taking photographers and unconsciously "consenting to exist" as a Romanian would say.

    Life is Life (or Ode to a great big idiot like Zizek)

  • And then there's the pub, all brown and homely inside, but with seats outside where you can watch the activity on the water as the boats dislodge their holidaymaker crews in search of a pie and a pint, and people who look like habitual landlubbers establish their credentials by shouting commands which incorporate such seafarer words as "ahoy".

    The rail to nowhere

  • Its superstructure has never been quite the same since it was dynamited in 1939 to prevent German troops landing, but it still has much to offer the agile holidaymaker.

    Tuesday: Brain Cotter fails to catch fire


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