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n. Chiefly British
One who goes on vacation.


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holidaymaker - someone who travels for pleasureholidaymaker - someone who travels for pleasure  
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
excursionist, rubberneck, sightseer, tripper - a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
شَخْص في عُطْلَه، مُصْطاف
sá sem fer í frí


(ˈholədi) noun
1. a day when one does not have to work. Next Monday is a holiday.
2. (often in plural) a period of time when one does not have to work. The summer holidays will soon be here; We're going to Sweden for our holiday(s); I'm taking two weeks' holiday in June; (also adjective) holiday clothes.
ˈholidaymaker noun
a person who has gone eg to the seaside for a holiday.
on holiday
not working; having a holiday. Mr Smith has gone on holiday; She is on holiday in France.
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Holidaymaker Marc Cryer said he knew the musician was also a trained pilot but was still surprised to see him onboard the flight.
A British holidaymaker has died after contracting legionnaires' disease on a trip to Italy, health officials said yesterday.
One holidaymaker who spoke to us said: "I only did it because I live well outside Belfast and I couldn't get a lift to the city airport.
If a holidaymaker has an accident on a quad bike and does not have adequate insurance, it could result in substantial medical bills, especially if they require the use of an air ambulance to return them to the UK.
THE average holidaymaker takes PS2,500 worth of items in their suitcase and hand luggage.
She said the family had a confirmed sighting of Mrs Holt by a holidaymaker they believe came from Britain.
Summary: A British holidaymaker has been killed after a yacht overturned in bad weather on the Nile.
AN Irish holidaymaker is in a critical condition after plunging more than 30ft from a hotel fire escape.
A holidaymaker died yesterday while trying to rescue a seven-year-old boy who got into difficulties while swimming in the sea.
The free of charge 'Easy Check-In' service allows holidaymakers on selected Thomas Cook Airlines flights to check themselves and their luggage in for their flight home in the comfort of their hotel, receiving their boarding pass before they even arrive at the airport.
The surge in domestic holidaymakers has been attributed to the Madaraka Express train, which offers cheaper transport and faster speed.
TOUR operator Thomas Cook says "retro destinations" are making a comeback with holidaymakers.