A globetrotter is a world traveler. Your uncle the globetrotter might be famous in your family for giving lengthy slideshows of photos from his travels.

You're not a globetrotter if you never leave your neighborhood, and you're not a globetrotter if you visited Paris once, years ago. Globetrotter is an informal word for someone who travels a lot, and to many varied places around the world. The earliest use of globetrotter, from the 1870s, sometimes specified a person who tries to set or beat a record for the most ground covered or countries visited.

Definitions of globetrotter

n someone who travels widely and often

world traveler
Type of:
cosmopolitan, cosmopolite
a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

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