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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tourist  \Tour"ist\,  n. 
  One  who  makes  a  tour,  or  performs  a  journey  in  a  circuit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tourist 
  n  :  someone  who  travels  for  pleasure  [syn:  {holidaymaker}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  tourist  n.  1.  [ITS]  A  guest  on  the  system,  especially  one  who 
  generally  logs  in  over  a  network  from  a  remote  location  for  {comm  mode}, 
  email,  games,  and  other  trivial  purposes.  One  step  below  {luser}. 
  ITS  hackers  often  used  to  spell  this  {turist},  perhaps  by  some  sort  of 
  tenuous  analogy  with  {luser}  (this  usage  may  also  have  expressed  the  ITS 
  culture's  penchant  for  six-letterisms,  and-or  been  some  sort  of  tribute 
  to  Alan  Turing).  Compare  {twink},  {lurker},  {read-only  user}.  2.  [IRC] 
  An  {IRC}  user  who  goes  from  channel  to  channel  without  saying  anything 
  see  {channel  hopping}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  tourist 
 
    A  guest  on  the  system,  especially  one  who  generally 
  logs  in  over  a  network  from  a  remote  location  for  {comm  mode}, 
  {electronic  mail},  {games}  and  other  trivial  purposes.  A 
  tourist  is  one  step  below  a  {luser}. 
 
  Hackers  often  spell  this  {turist},  perhaps  by  some  sort  of 
  tenuous  analogy  with  {luser}  (this  also  expresses  the  {ITS} 
  culture's  penchant  for  six-letterisms). 
 
  Compare  {twink},  {read-only  user}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-03-10) 
 
 




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