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.”


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