Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who grips a hanging strap or similar device for support while riding as a passenger on a bus or subway.
  • noun One who uses public transportation.

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  • noun A person who travels using public transportation (often standing up and holding on to a strap).

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

  • noun a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support
  • noun a commuter who uses public transportation

Etymologies

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strap +‎ hanger

Examples

Comments

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  • I suspect this is an East coast term. I haven't heard this in Western Canada.

    July 30, 2013