pedestrian

A pedestrian is someone traveling by foot. If you're a pedestrian, you will likely get annoyed at the drivers who don't stop so you can cross the street.

Pedestrian comes from the Latin pedester meaning "going on foot" but also "plain." As a noun, it's someone walking around — sidewalks are for pedestrians. As an adjective it means "lacking wit or imagination." If someone calls your new poem pedestrian, they mean it's dull. If you want to impress your friends while also making them feel worthless, mutter "these people are SO pedestrian," at a party, loud enough for everyone to hear.

Definitions of pedestrian
  1. noun
    a person who travels by foot
    synonyms: footer, walker
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    hiker, tramp, tramper
    a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
    hobbler, limper
    someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
    jaywalker
    a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
    marcher, parader
    walks with regular or stately step
    nondriver
    a person who is not a driver
    passer, passer-by, passerby
    a person who passes by casually or by chance
    peripatetic
    a person who walks from place to place
    rambler
    a person who takes long walks in the country
    ambler, saunterer, stroller
    someone who walks at a leisurely pace
    shuffler
    someone who walks without raising the feet
    reeler, staggerer, totterer
    someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
    stalker
    someone who walks with long stiff strides
    stamper, stomper, tramper, trampler
    someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
    strider
    a person who walks rapidly with long steps
    stumbler, tripper
    a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
    swaggerer
    someone who walks in an arrogant manner
    plodder, slogger, trudger
    someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
    waddler
    someone who walks with a waddling gait
    wayfarer
    a pedestrian who walks from place to place
    backpacker, packer
    a hiker who wears a backpack
    pivot, pivot man
    the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
    wheeler
    the man at the outermost end of the rank in wheeling
    type of:
    traveler, traveller
    a person who changes location
  2. adjective
    lacking wit or imagination
    “a pedestrian movie plot”
    synonyms: earthbound, prosaic, prosy
    uninteresting
    arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
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