tourist

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English[edit]

Tourists taking photographs of Primošten, Croatia

Etymology[edit]

From tour +‎ -ist.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtʊəɹɪst/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtʊɹ.ɪst/, /ˈtɝ.ɪst/, /ˈtɔɹ.ɪst/

Noun[edit]

tourist (plural tourists)

  1. Someone who travels for pleasure rather than for business. [from 1770s]
  2. (derogatory) One who visits a place or attends a social event out of curiosity, wanting to watch without commitment or involvement.
  3. (sports, informal) A member of the visiting team in a match.
  4. (computing, dated) A guest user on a computer system.
    • 1984, Dean Gengle, The Netweaver's Sourcebook (page 105)
      This popularity was supposedly due to M.I.T.'s tolerance of "tourists" on its system.
    • 2012, Michael Banks, On the Way to the Web
      The online tourists then uploaded the files to share with other BBS aficionados.

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