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    Default Any word to refer to a person we travel with, please?

    Hi,


    I was wondering if there's any noun used to refer to a person we've been on a trip with. A stranger we had the chance to be with and exchange a few words perhaps. (I thought maybe just like the words 'classmate', 'flatmate', etc. there must be word for it, not with the same structure though.)



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    Default Re: Any word to refer to a person we travel with, please?

    Travelling companion.

    Informally, trip-mate.

    Slightly old-fashioned is fellow traveller.

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    Default Re: Any word to refer to a person we travel with, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,


    I was wondering if there's any noun used to refer to a person we've been on a trip with. A stranger we had the chance to be with and exchange a few words perhaps. (I thought maybe just like the words 'classmate', 'flatmate', etc. there must be word for it, not with the same structure though.)



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    A person we've been on a trip with is completely different to a stranger we had the chance to be with and exchange a few words with.

    Travelling companion is an ideal phrase for the former but there is no standard phrase for a complete stranger you happened to converse with briefly.
    I've also seen "travel buddy" used when people advertise for someone to share a holiday with them.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Any word to refer to a person we travel with, please?

    I think "fellow traveller" carries the connotation of instant acquaintance rather well.

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    Default Re: Any word to refer to a person we travel with, please?

    Fellow traveler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The word also has connotations of being a secret sympathizer with the communists.

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    Default Re: Any word to refer to a person we travel with, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    I think "fellow traveller" carries the connotation of instant acquaintance rather well.
    I could share a dorm at a hostel with 25 "fellow travellers". There is no way to tell from the phrase whether I spoke to any of them.
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