pedestrian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pedestri-, from pedester.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /pəˈdɛst.ɹi.ən/

Adjective[edit]

pedestrian (comparative more pedestrian, superlative most pedestrian)

  1. (not comparable) Of or intended for those who are walking.
    pedestrian crossing
  2. (comparable) Ordinary, dull; everyday; unexceptional.
    His manner of dress was pedestrian but tidy.

Usage notes[edit]

The use of pedestrian in the sense of ordinary, dull, everyday, etc. has begun to become unfashionable in the 21st century, mainly due to the desire in many urban locations around the world to promote walking and cycling as healthy, less polluting, and less space consuming alternatives to driving. Young people in particular are unlikely to use pedestrian in the ordinary or dull sense.

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Noun[edit]

pedestrian (plural pedestrians)

  1. Somebody walking rather than using a vehicle; somebody traveling on foot on or near a roadway.

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