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  • I must look like the typical tourist with my shorts and my camera .
  • My dad has a cottage which he rents out to tourists.
  • The Caribbean is a popular tourist destination .
  • Bus-loads of tourists pour into this place in the summer .
  • A year after the hurricane , tourists are gradually beginning to come back to the region .
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  • amenity kit
  • high season
  • phrase book
  • post-holiday
  • put something up
  • ranger station
  • tourist trap
  • trailer park
  • youth hostel

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Definition of tourist

  • excursionist
  • rubbernecker
  • traveller
  • tripper [ chiefly British ]

Examples of tourist in a Sentence

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1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tourist attractions

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a person who is traveling, especially for pleasure.

tourist class .

in tourist-class accommodations, or by tourist-class conveyance: to travel tourist.

Origin of tourist

Other words from tourist.

  • non·tour·ist, noun

Words Nearby tourist

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  • tourist home Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use tourist in a sentence

South Dakota is the more tourist -friendly, slightly better weather, historic Mount Rushmore spot.

Amsterdam has an economy which is highly dependent on tourists.

Travelers, however, are eligible to have the tax refunded on goods they take home with them, which is what agencies such as Planet specialize in facilitating, giving it a clear view of how much tourists are buying.

In June, when peak season is typically getting underway, tourist spending was still 98% below its level last year based on Planet’s data.

Besides feeling safe, tourists may also be lured to local destinations given international travel currently comes with complicated quarantine protocols by governments in different countries.

Its graceful hotels and beautiful restaurants are totally dependent on the tourist trade.

It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring.

For the Brogpas, transforming into a tourist attraction may offer their community a way to generate much-needed income.

The two islands are now tourist sites for visitors from Taiwan and mainland China.

Not all Israeli gay propaganda is pinkwashing—a lot of it is good, old-fashioned PR to attract gay tourist dollars to Tel Aviv.

The tourist climbing tna, or Vesuvius' rugged side, puffs on though they perchance have long since ceased to smoke.

They have developed fishing and agriculture, and have brought the tourist into districts little visited before.

Mr. Frank Cook had insisted upon our being the guests of his firm on their tourist steamer Amasis.

My father knew him well, often talked to me about him, and told me stories of the excursion and tourist trade in its early days.

This was the first small beginning of that great tourist business which now encircles the habitable globe.

British Dictionary definitions for tourist

/ ( ˈtʊərɪst ) /

a person who travels for pleasure, usually sightseeing and staying in hotels

( as modifier ) : tourist attractions

a person on an excursion or sightseeing tour

a person travelling abroad as a member of a sports team that is playing a series of usually international matches

Also called: tourist class the lowest class of accommodation on a passenger ship

of or relating to tourist accommodation

Derived forms of tourist

  • touristic , adjective

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Definition of tourist noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  • have/take a vacation/a break/a day off/a year off/time off
  • go on/be on vacation/leave/honeymoon/safari/sabbatical/a trip/a tour/a cruise/a pilgrimage
  • go backpacking/camping/sightseeing
  • plan a trip/a vacation/your itinerary
  • reserve a hotel room/a flight/tickets
  • have/make/cancel a reservation
  • rent a condo/a vacation home/a cabin
  • rent a car/bicycle/moped/scooter/Jet Ski
  • stay in a hotel/a bed and breakfast/a youth hostel/a villa/a trailer/a vacation home/a resort/a timeshare
  • cost/charge $100 a/per night for a suite/a single/double/twin room
  • check into/out of a hotel/a motel/your room
  • pack/unpack your suitcase/bags
  • call/order room service
  • cancel/cut short a trip/vacation
  • apply for/get/renew a/your passport
  • take out/buy/get travel insurance
  • catch/miss your plane/train/ferry/connecting flight
  • fly (in)/travel (in) first/business/economy class
  • make/have a brief/two-day/twelve-hour layover/stopover in Hong Kong
  • experience/cause/lead to delays
  • check (in)/collect/get/lose your baggage/luggage
  • be charged for/pay excess baggage fees
  • board/get on/leave/get off the aircraft/plane/ship/ferry
  • taxi down/leave/approach/hit/overshoot the runway
  • experience/hit/encounter (mild/severe) turbulence
  • suffer from/recover from/get over your jet lag/motion sickness
  • be seasick/carsick
  • attract/draw/bring tourists/visitors
  • encourage/promote/hurt tourism
  • promote/develop ecotourism
  • build/develop/visit a tourist/tropical/beach/ski resort
  • work for/be operated by a major hotel chain
  • be served by/compete with low-fare/low-cost/budget airlines
  • use/go to/have a travel agent
  • contact/check with your travel agent/tour operator
  • buy/be on/go on a package deal/vacation/tour
  • buy/bring back (tacky/overpriced) souvenirs

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