Etymology
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tourist (n.)

1772, "one who makes a journey for pleasure, stopping here and there" (originally especially a travel-writer), from tour (n.) + -ist. Tourist trap attested from 1939, in Graham Greene. Related: Touristic.

updated on February 12, 2014

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Definitions of tourist from WordNet

tourist (n.)
someone who travels for pleasure;
Synonyms: tourer / holidaymaker
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.