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a geeky backpacker - youngsters which always carry around a backpack stuffed with 'indispensable' gadgetry: laptop, pda, gps etc

also referring to a backpacker with better budget - independent travelers with money to spend.
Your flashpacker friend couldn't possibly enjoy a coffee away from Google. Ok, let's go to Starbucks, they have WiFi there
by U8IK October 24, 2007
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A β€œSecond String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
by Deus-ex-machina August 26, 2020
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Similar to the common backpacker in that they also travel alone or in pairs rather than using tours, and carry the eponymous trekking pack; however they typically are in their 30s and 40s with enough income to stay in guesthouses instead of dorm rooms.

They stay for shorter periods of time and are winning to pay for the fastest or most comfortable means of transportation (but not exclusively).

These travelers might be former backpackers who aren't going to argue over the price of a beer, but still aren't traveling in luxury.

Also, a derogatory term used by backpackers (who also carry gadgets) to describe someone who no longer feels the romance of sleeping with cockroaches or riding the chicken bus.
"Those flashpackers are so inauthentic - I mean, I went 8 days without showering."
by gdolezal December 23, 2019
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A flashpacker is a backpacker who travels in and out of towns, cities or countries in short periods of time. Typically a flashpacker spends 2 to 3 days in each location as they try to squeeze as many places into one trip, rather than stay in one place for a longer period of time gaining a deeper appreciation for it. Therefore you are in and out in a flash.
Duuude... I just got back from an amazing 5 weeks in South East Asia. I went to Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand and it was all amazing! My two days in Bali were the best brah! - ...sounds like you're a flashpacker you pansy.
by FunNutz November 25, 2011
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A young wealthy traveller who goes to developing countries dressed in the latest hiking/travel gear, backpacks,alloy water bottles and equipment.
They act like world travellers but are not and they dont spread their wealth around on their journey.

The peasant farmers local restaurant was full of flashpackers until they found out there was no wifi or air conditioning
by Geezer Butler October 28, 2010
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