Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to tourists or tourism.
  • adjective Attracting or designed to attract tourists, especially in a showy or inauthentic way.

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  • adjective informal, often pejorative of, relating to, catering for, or visited by tourists

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  • adjective visited by throngs of tourists

Etymologies

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tourist +‎ -y

Examples

  • Yet some reviewers panned what they called her touristy themes, garish colors, and the “hysteria” of the giant crosses.

    Portrait of An Artist

  • No problems with border crossings, no advice on bus schedules or FM3s, no observations about real estate values or vacations in touristy resorts.

    Another one bites the dust

  • Others call the touristy parts of town "Santa Fake" and say the manufactured look appeals to only some visitors.

    Change Rolls In to Santa Fe

  • So we're not particularly interested in touristy places, although I know we'll be doing a lot of poking through the old parts of town.

    Where should we go? What should we do?

  • The creeps are more likely to hang around waiting for unsuspecting victims in touristy zones like the Zona Rosa, so beware.

    Mexico City: Biggest city guide for the savvy traveler

  • The creeps are more likely to hang around waiting for unsuspecting victims in touristy zones like the Zona Rosa, so beware.

    Mexico City: Biggest city guide for the savvy traveler

  • That certainly goes for the tour that is one of the most popular -- and "touristy" -- in Iceland: the Golden Circle.

    Alda Sigmundsdottir: The Magic of Iceland's Golden Circle

  • That certainly goes for the tour that is one of the most popular -- and "touristy" -- in Iceland: the Golden Circle.

    Alda Sigmundsdottir: The Magic of Iceland's Golden Circle

  • In this remote area is a spectacular land of lakes and mountains better known locally as a top ski and extreme sports destination, which has given it a good infrastructure for tourism indeed, some might go so far as to call it touristy, than as a land of great vines.

    A Year of Wine

  • In this remote area is a spectacular land of lakes and mountains better known locally as a top ski and extreme sports destination, which has given it a good infrastructure for tourism indeed, some might go so far as to call it touristy, than as a land of great vines.

    A Year of Wine

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