fellow traveler

fel·low trav·el·er
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fel-oh trav-uh-ler, trav-ler]
    • /ˈfɛl oʊ ˈtræv ə lər, ˈtræv lər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fel-oh trav-uh-ler, trav-ler]
    • /ˈfɛl oʊ ˈtræv ə lər, ˈtræv lər/

Definitions of fellow traveler words

  • noun fellow traveler a person who supports or sympathizes with a political party, especially the Communist Party, but is not an enrolled member. 1
  • noun fellow traveler anyone who, although not a member, supports or sympathizes with some organization, movement, or the like. 1
  • noun fellow traveler companion on journey 1
  • noun fellow traveler sympathizer 1
  • noun fellow traveler a person who espouses the cause of a party, esp. a Communist Party, without being a member; sympathizer 0

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Origin of fellow traveler

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15, for literal sense

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Parts of speech for Fellow traveler


fellow traveler popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for fellow traveler

noun fellow traveler

  • companion — A companion is someone who you spend time with or who you are travelling with.
  • comrade — Your comrades are your friends, especially friends that you share a difficult or dangerous situation with.
  • sidekick — a close friend.
  • supporter — a person or thing that supports.
  • sympathizer — a person who sympathizes.

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