The Closing Word: Wayfarer

The Closing Word: WayfarerThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (WAY-fair-urr)

utter shrieks, as of cats

1. a pedestrian who walks from place to place
2. a traveler going on a trip

From “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.”

“The buyer was a bit of a wayfarer, so the home’s walkability score was of paramount importance.”


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