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passenger Syllabification: pas·sen·ger
Pronunciation: /ˈpasinjər/

Definition of passenger in English:


A traveler on a public or private conveyance other than the driver, pilot, or crew.
Example sentences
  • The driver and his passengers escaped unhurt when the brick was thrown through a small side window.
  • Long gone are the days when such vehicle and passenger ferries meant basic travel.
  • A passenger escaped serious injury after a bus was attacked on a Keighley estate.
traveler, commuter, fare, rider;


Middle English: from the Old French adjective passager 'passing, transitory', used as a noun, from passage (see passage1).

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