English slang for one who travels to a tourist site only for the day. A day trip might be to picnic in the countryside, or if you live in the country, to visit London by train. Used by the Beatles to denote a woman who is only having a brief affair, with no intention of getting serious.
She was a day tripper, a one-way ticket ....
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According to John Lennon, in relation to the song "day tripper":
"Day trippers are people who go on a day trip, right? Usually on a ferryboat or something. But it was kind of - you know, 'you're just a weekend hippie'. Get it?"
She works a 9-5 job, but on weekends, she's a day tripper.
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:n;adj.A woman that has many short affairs with no intention of getting serious

Usually only has one night stands
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A one-way ticket, yeah. It took me soo-o-oo long to find out. I found out. Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo.
She was a day tripper.
by Beryl Schragger November 14, 2003
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Term given to day shift workers by night shift workers
He finally became a day tripper after twenty years on the grave yard shift.
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1. Someone who acts as a tourist for day, returning to his or her home at day's end. This expression is primarily used in the UK.

2. Someone who uses psychotropic drugs such as LSD.
Jack was a perfect superannuated hippie in both senses of being a day tripper: taking a day's trip from home, and getting stoned while doing so.
by Nora O'Shaughnessy February 5, 2010
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day trippers are the prisioners on good behaviour that are allowed to leave for a day on an approved trip to do some form of community service outside of the jail. You may see printed on the side of the prison buses the word 'Day Trippers."
Today the Day Trippers are going to do landscaping work for the new city park.
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