Definitions for backpacker

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a pack or knapsack, to be carried on one's back, sometimes supported on a lightweight metal frame.

    Category: Sport

  2. a piece of equipment designed for use while being carried on the back.

  3. (v.i.)to go on a hike using a backpack.

    Category: Sport

  4. (v.t.)to place or carry in a backpack or on one's back.

Origin of backpack:

1910–15, Amer.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. backpacker, packer(noun)

    a hiker who wears a backpack


  1. backpacker(Noun)

    A traveler whose luggage consists of a backpack; especially, such a traveler who uses hostels, public transport, and other inexpensive services.

  2. backpacker(Noun)

    An inexpensive place to stay, often with small dorm rooms of 4-8 beds shared by unrelated parties; hostel.


  1. Backpacker

    Backpacker Magazine is an American publication that features information on wilderness hiking and adventure. It has been published since 1973. Backpacker magazine is currently published by Active Interest Media and is based in Boulder, Colorado. The magazine moved from Emmaus, Pennsylvania to Boulder in August 2007.

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