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Definition of "backpacker" [back•pack•er]

  • A traveler whose luggage consists of a backpack; especially, such a traveler who uses hostels, public transport, and other inexpensive services. (noun)
  • An inexpensive place to stay, often with small dorm rooms of 4-8 beds shared by unrelated parties; hostel. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "backpacker" in a sentence
  • "So think about the next time you see or hear someone use the term backpacker and think about the events that happened in the past that started 10 years that brought this term into creation and common usage."
  • "1. The term backpacker pisses you off so much that you write a long ass blog about why it's a divisive term and tie it in to some wild conspiracy theory involving the government, corporations, media outlets and record labels removing all of the consciousness, creativity and balance from mainstream rap music."
  • ""We have been through a tough climate but, internally, motivation levels have increased," he says, highlighting what it calls a "backpacker" scheme in which high-flying twentysomethings are sent overseas for six-months to broaden their experience of the group.""