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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.
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.
identifying and building ongoing relationships with British holidaymakers; tailoring communications more specifically to the needs of the British holidaymaker; creating hub experiences with compelling reasons to venture beyond Dublin and Belfast; and further developing appropriate access to, and within, the island of Ireland to support short breaks.
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A British holidaymaker has died after contracting legionnaires' disease on a trip to Italy, health officials said yesterday.
Wainfleet Travel is not a member of ABTA, which protects holidaymaker's money, so customers currently on holiday may now have to be brought home early.
AN Irish holidaymaker is in a critical condition after plunging more than 30ft from a hotel fire escape.
Financial services firm KIS Finance has highlighted risks that UK holidaymakers are facing when it comes to card fraud abroad.
The Royal Highland Show is Scotlands largest outdoor event, attracting more than 190,000 visitors or potential holidaymakers for Northern Ireland over four days, providing an excellent platform to showcase the superb experience on offer here for Scottish holidaymakers.