A wayfarer is a traveler, especially one who travels on foot. You might run into a wayfarer on a hiking trail, midway on his journey from Georgia to Maine.

Sometimes the word wayfarer is used to describe someone who doesn't simply go on a hike, but who always seems to be restless, especially a journeying literary character. One of the most well-known, classic brands of sunglasses is the Ray-Ban Wayfarer, in production since the early 1950s. Wayfarer combines way with farer, from an Old English root, fær, "journey, road, passage, or expedition."

Definitions of wayfarer
  1. noun
    a pedestrian who walks from place to place
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    type of:
    footer, pedestrian, walker
    a person who travels by foot
  2. noun
    a traveler going on a trip
    synonyms: journeyer
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    someone who journeys in foreign lands
    type of:
    traveler, traveller
    a person who changes location
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