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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. 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.
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