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tourist

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʊə.rɪst/ /ˈtɔː-/ us    /ˈtʊr.ɪst/
A2 someone who visits a place for pleasure and interest, usually while on holiday: Millions of tourists visit Rome every year. Hordes (= very large groups) of tourists flock to the Mediterranean each year. Disneyworld is one of Florida's major tourist attractions. The island is very busy during the tourist season.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsTravellers and visitors UK a member of a sports team who is travelling from place to place in a foreign country, playing games: The West Indies easily defeated the tourists.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostels
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