Definitions

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

  • n. One who travels for pleasure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who travels for pleasure rather than for business.
  • n. One who visits a place or attends a social event out of curiosity, wanting to watch without commitment or involvement.
  • n. a member of the visiting team in a match.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes a tour, or performs a journey, especially for pleasure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes a tour; one who makes a journey for pleasure, stopping at a number of places for the purpose of seeing the sights, scenery, etc.

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

  • n. someone who travels for pleasure

Etymologies

From tour +‎ -ist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If the tourist is arriving late at night, he/she may find that these casas de cambio are closed.

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  • The ship's operator, Crociere Costa, has accused Schettino of causing the wreck by making the unapproved detour, and the captain has acknowledged carrying out what he called a "tourist navigation" that brought the ship closer to Giglio.

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  • The ship's operator, Crociere Costa SpA, has accused Schettino of causing the wreck by making the unapproved detour, and the captain has acknowledged carrying out what he called a "tourist navigation" that brought the ship closer to Giglio.

  • Foschi told the Corriere della Sera that ships sometimes passed near to shore during what he termed "tourist navigation" but he said this was always performed safely and he denied that the company knew the Concordia would be going so close.

  • A couple were even interested in the call girl industry but they used the euphemism "tourist industry" so that they would not be thought of as wannabe whores.

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  • The remedy for that kind of tourist is that we should have a closer connection between those who are authorized to speak for their particular representative bodies.

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  • So Norwich had better prepare for a boost in tourist numbers who having seen Google Street, will be under the false impression Norwich is some sort of tropical paradise.

    Google Street - Doing wonders for Norwich's tourist trade

  • We drove down the main tourist strip about 9: 00 Saturday night and it was a ghost town.

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  • When Jean Claude Wouters used to see people hawking Van Gogh postcards, kitchen aprons and other kitsch in tourist traps outside the Louvres, he was almost as thrilled as Jesus was running into the moneylenders outside the temple.

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  • A tourist is still a tourist no matter who they are.

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