- 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.
- 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.