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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbackpackerback‧pack‧er /ˈbækˈpækə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  someone who is travelling for pleasure, usually with not very much money, and who walks or uses public transport and carries a backpacksee thesaurus at tourist, travel
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backpackerIf his name seems slightly familiar, perhaps you are a backpacker.The occasional meeting of a backpacker on the trail was different, and friendly words were always exchanged.Campers and backpackers have reported thefts of food, sleeping bags and clothing from their coolers and tents, according to authorities.The bar was full of young Australian backpackers.Fears are growing for the safety of a British backpacker who went missing in Vietnam last week.This provided accommodation and restaurant facilities for anglers, caravanners, backpackers and water sport enthusiasts.A huge choice and plenty of Information Centres for casual strollers or energetic backpackers.She runs a downtown hostel for backpackers - the cost only $5 a night.In Bangkok, hundreds of hotels range from $ 5-a-night backpacker hostels to 5-star hotels.Even the hardiest of backpackers is deterred by the prevalence of banditry and the lack of anything interesting to see or do.In Internet chat rooms, backpackers debate carrying guns and pepper spray.
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