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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: pedester 'going on foot', from pes 'foot'

pedestrian

2 adjective
     
Related topics: Roads
pedestrian2
1 ordinary and uninteresting and without any imagination:
a painting that is pedestrian and unimaginative
a rather pedestrian student
2TTR [only before noun] relating to pedestrians or used by pedestrians:
pedestrian traffic
a pedestrian walkway

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