Definition of tourist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʊərɪst/


1A person who is travelling or visiting a place for pleasure: the pyramids have drawn tourists to Egypt
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  • The twin elephants were popular attractions with tourists at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo.
  • You can see immediately that this is no tour bus stop for visiting Asian budget holiday tourists.
  • Both fields are close to ancient Silbury Hill, which is popular with travellers and tourists alike.
holidaymaker, traveller, sightseer, visitor, excursionist, backpacker, globetrotter, day tripper, tripper;
explorer, pilgrim, voyager, journeyer;
North American  vacationer, vacationist, out-of-towner
British informal grockle, emmet
2British A member of a touring sports team: Worcestershire have beaten the tourists with five wickets to spare
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  • Earlier in the day, the tourists were sent galloping along by former Spen batsman Wasim Jaffer.
  • If Clive Woodward's side is going to beat the tourists then it will be down to the free running backs to inflict the damage.
  • He was also a GB tourist and coached at international level with Scotland.


[no object] rare
Travel as a tourist: American families touristing abroad
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  • We touristed our way through Gamla Stan, the island containing much of the old town.
  • I've been touristing (refuse to go travelling - say no) with Joe for a few months now, and there are a couple of soundbites/mottos that remind me of the whole experience, including when we hooked up with Mike.
  • Meanwhile, if you are exploring, touristing or just gossiping and have access to e-mail - get writing!



Pronunciation: /tʊəˈrɪstɪk/
Example sentences
  • Nonetheless, some areas that are apparently not considered ‘particularly sensitive’ or of ‘special ecological or touristic importance’ may be affected for centuries.
  • And, and that's something which the authorities are working very hard to try to address and they have got rescue teams out up and down the coastline here in this, you know, densely populated touristic area.
  • From a purely touristic viewpoint, Gibraltar has to remain British.


Pronunciation: /tʊəˈrɪstɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • No other part of Europe has turned itself around in the last ten years so rapidly and so much - economically, politically and touristically - as the Baltic Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • He who is commercially and more touristically viable gets the statue.
  • The Municipality of Piran is renowned as the most touristically developed municipality in Slovenia.

Words that rhyme with tourist

jurist, purist

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Line breaks: tour|ist

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