Definition of commuter in English:



  • A person who travels some distance to work on a regular basis.

    ‘a fault on the line caused widespread delays for commuters’
    • ‘Traffic started to build up in the city at around 6am, with thousands of commuters late for work.’
    • ‘I have to learn from the thousands of commuters who travel a long way to work every day.’
    • ‘More early morning rain and mist is also on the way for commuters as they travel to work the following morning.’
    • ‘What the metro will do is reduce the travel time by at least half for most commuters.’
    • ‘One Marlborough women commuter who travels to London daily said she had used Swindon station instead.’
    daily traveller, traveller, passenger
    straphanger, suburbanite
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