The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Globetrottermite


Globetrottermite (n.)

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Roots: Globetrotter & Termite (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A certain kind of tourist–or a group of tourists–whose widespread travels lead to local damages in the neighborhood of a tourist site; also relating to a parasitic tourist.

Example: “The kinds of Lisa and Jamie,” she went on exasperatedly, “who can’t afford Paris and take a trip to Pandora instead, are nothing better than globetrottermites feeding off the impoverished snapshots posted on their timelines.”


Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.