globetrotter

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

globe +‎ trotter

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡləʊbˌtɹɒtə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

globetrotter (plural globetrotters)

  1. A person who travels often to faraway places.
    • 1887, Mrs. Dominic D. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 1:
      Word-painting has become a science, and almost every corner of the globe has been described and traversed by that genus homo, the inevitable "globe-trotter".
    • 1914, Joseph Conrad, Chance[1], London: Methuen, OCLC 697654812:
      “Any ship is that—for a reasonable man,” generalised Marlow in a conciliatory tone. “A sailor isn’t a globetrotter.”
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[16]”, in Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      Possibly perceiving an expression of dubiosity on their faces the globetrotter went on, adhering to his adventures. —And I seen a man killed in Trieste by an Italian chap. Knife in his back. Knife like that.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English globetrotter.

Noun[edit]

globetrotter m (definite singular globetrotteren, indefinite plural globetrottere, definite plural globetrotterne)

  1. a globetrotter
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

globetrotter

  1. present of globetrotte

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English globetrotter.

Noun[edit]

globetrotter m (definite singular globetrotteren, indefinite plural globetrotterar, definite plural globetrotterane)

  1. a globetrotter

Usage notes[edit]

Also spelt globetrottar, perhaps unofficially.

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