The derogatory term combines the words "Tourist" with "Moron" to describe any person who, while on vacation, commits an act of pure stupidity.

The term has its roots in the resort, park service and service industries and can easily be dated back at least as far as the mid 1970's. It is widely used throughout the US, but may not be in general use by mainstream society.

Mostly an inside "Joke", created to vent emotion when dealing with the public.

In Yosemite National Park, "Tourons" regularly block access into the park by stopping on the single lane road to take pictures of wildlife.

"Tourist, Please leave your brain before entering " was the sign in an underground cartoon in Yosemite in the late 1980s. It depicted the entrance to the park with a park service employee leaning out the gate to accept the brain of a tourist driving a Volkswagen Beetle. Another sign in the cartoon read "Night Drop".

The cartoon was seen in both park service and concessions offices during that period and reflects the over all harmless, yet critical view of people who forget how to act in public.

The "Touron" asked the Ranger when the deer were released for viewing.
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The name Eastern Shore locals use for annoying tourist's that clog up their amenity's. They start their invasion in June and usually fade away after Labor Day.
It's almost Labor Day, which means all those touron's will be going away!
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Noun. A moronic tourist, usually from Canada, Germany or France.
In winter, the tourons from Canada descend on Florida.
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noun: From Fridora-ese. Late 20th century in origin, upstate New York, probably Ticonderoga..

Used by tourist trade to describe bumbling visitors; compound of "tourist" and "moron".
Those tourons asked me if colonial soldiers arrived here by train or in campers.
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A combination of a tourist and a moron.
Touron, What time of the year do deer turn to elk
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A person who is on vacation and has little to no knowledege or respect of the people who live there. Cross between tourist and moron
So many tourons visit here during the summer, it’s hilarious to see what they’ll screw up next.
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Noun: Tourons: A word combining two words (tourists and morons. ) Seasonal Visitors, mostly old who drive slow and stop for no apparent reason.

Adj: The Tourons are here and traffic is backed up for miles.
"I went to the mall and the fucking parking lot was full of Tourons."

"Why did he stop in the middle of the road?" "He is a Touron and too old to read the street signs."

"Damn, now that it is cooler all the Tourons will be here soon."
by Kelebrinlith April 4, 2010
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