One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who takes a leisurely walk, ride, or drive in public.
- ‘Armed with Bernard's advice, we head down smart shopping streets towards the port, past boats, dock litter, and crowds of promenaders reveling in a glorious day that finally hints at spring.’
- ‘The two houses that were built along it today stand out like a baby's first teeth and the only promenaders are cattle.’
2British A person attending a promenade concert and choosing to stand in the area without seating.
- ‘I gave up because - contrary to myth - promenaders are among the most undiscriminating and noisy audiences anywhere.’
- ‘International stars, picnic hampers, big screens and lighting displays are all part of a three-hour classical party enjoyed by promenaders from all over Northern Ireland.’
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