Definition of tripper in US English:



  • A person who goes on a pleasure trip or excursion.

    • ‘The railway, meant for skiers in the winter and day - trippers in the summer, ends in a tunnel to a restaurant and visitor centre just 150 metres below the mountain's daunting 1245 metre summit.’
    • ‘The tripper was hardly scratched, yet rounded on the fisherman in fury, swearing to sue ‘for his injuries and damage to his clothing’.’
    • ‘This means that the river makes a far more logical passenger transport route, for workers rather than just trippers and tourists, than it ever used to.’
    • ‘IT was a cheerful crowd of trippers which embarked at Liverpool on the steam packet Rothsay Castle on Wednesday, August 17, 1831.’
    • ‘When airline deregulation added competition in 1978, pleasure trippers snapped up cheap short-haul fares, too.’
    • ‘These were among the findings of a survey, published yesterday, by the Royal Bank of Scotland, which found that most of the stay-at-homes cited bad traffic as their main reason for not joining the trippers.’
    • ‘‘We have a million passengers a year using our ferries, and for the short-break trippers, York is the major destination,’ said a spokesman.’
    • ‘More than 30,000 people were expected to hit town for the race meeting alone, let alone the thousands of trippers roaming York's attractions.’
    • ‘But there are also tableaux from different eras, including holidaymakers at breakfast time in a Fifties boarding house and then the same trippers enjoying a cup of tea in a beachside bathing hut.’
    • ‘The trippers paid the equivalent of £300 for their flights, transfers, hotels and a night out at Barca in Castlefield, where three of Iceland's favourite singers have been drafted in to make them feel at home.’
    • ‘With trippers set to hit the roads and railways as they head for the coast, countryside and beauty spots this Easter, repair work is being kept to the lowest possible level.’
    • ‘The great Easter getaway will see thousands of trippers hitting roads and motorways with many making an early start tonight.’
    • ‘Yet, for some reason, the tourists, students and foreign school trippers were all giving me a wide berth, as I performed a jogging slalom along the pavement, trying to avoid all the muddy puddles, while muttering to myself.’
    • ‘A seaside town needs to ditch its comic postcard image as a faded resort for trippers and become a vibrant community where people want to live and invest.’
    • ‘Many trippers come here not for sun or romance, but to partake of one or two of the many courses such as novel writing, painting, tai chi, massage, sailing and theatre, that are on offer.’
    • ‘Tourists and weekend trippers prefer to use other routes that are safer and provide faster access to their final destination.’
    • ‘North Yorkshire's tourist routes were jammed with trippers and Bank Holiday weekend events attracted visitors in their thousands across the county.’
    • ‘The tourist season got off to a good start in York.However, trippers were disappointed to find the Minster inaccessible for much of the day because of services.’
    • ‘Having gap-yeared and backpacked around far-flung destinations, young safari trippers crave more than adventure.’
    • ‘But come Sunday lunchtime, when local crayfish, cooked in white wine, butter and herbs, were being snapped up by the posher trippers - Tom let out an anguished scream.’
    holidaymaker, traveller, sightseer, visitor, excursionist, backpacker, globetrotter, day tripper
    tourist, holidaymaker, sightseer, day tripper, visitor, traveller, excursionist
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