- Rare wayfarer
- a person traveling in a train, bus, boat, automobile, etc., esp. one not involved in operating the conveyance
Origin of passengerMiddle English passager from Middle French from Old French passage, passage: the n is unhistoric, as in messenger
- A person who travels in a conveyance, such as a car or train, without participating in its operation.
- Informal A person who participates only passively in an activity.
- Archaic A wayfarer or traveler.
Origin of passengerMiddle English passinger alteration of passager from Old French passageor from passager passing from passage passage ; see passage1.
(third-person singular simple present passengers, present participle passengering, simple past and past participle passengered)
- (intransitive) To ride as a passenger in a vehicle.