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Meaning of TOURIST

Pronunciation:  'tûrist

 
Matching Terms:  tourism, tourist class, tourist court, tourist information, touristed, touristic, touristry, touristy

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 Definition: 

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.

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