Definition of Straphanger

1. Noun. A commuter who uses public transportation.

Generic synonyms: Commuter



2. Noun. A standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support.
Generic synonyms: Passenger, Rider

Definition of Straphanger

1. Noun. A person who travels using public transportation (often standing up and holding on to a strap). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Straphanger

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straphanger

stranniks
stranskiite
strap
strap-on
strap-ons
strap fern
strap hinge
strap on
strap on a pair
strap ons
strap strategy
strap up
straped
straphang
straphanged
straphanger (current term)
straphangers
straphanging
straphangs
straphung
straping
strapless
straplesses
straplike
strapline
straplines
strapon
strapons
strappado
strappadoed

Literary usage of Straphanger

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1. American Municipal Progress by Charles Zueblin, Helen Bernice Sweeny (1916)
"AMERICAN MUNICIPAL PROGRESS straphanger provide park entertainment for himself. Parks / frequently pay for themselves out of increased taxes, ..."

2. American Municipal Progress by Charles Zueblin, Helen Bernice Sweeny (1916)
"straphanger provide park entertainment for himself. Parks frequently pay for themselves out of increased taxes, even though the property owners benefit by ..."

3. Our Poets of Today by Howard Willard Cook (1918)
"John Curtis Underwood Poet of the chorus girl, the motion picture star, the straphanger, and all those various types which make up the every-day life, ..."

4. Expository Writing by Mervin James Curl (1919)
""—^S. The Joys of the straphanger. 0. Vicarious Possessions in Shop Windows. . 10. Shopping with the Bargain Hunter. 11. New Year's Resolutions. 12. ..."

5. Expository Writing by Mervin James Curl (1919)
"The Joys of the straphanger. ^ 9. Vicarious Possessions in Shop Windows. f£ 10. Shopping with the Bargain Hunter. 11. New Year's Resolutions. 12. ..."

6. Expository Writing by Mervin James Curl (1919)
"Middle-aged Kittens. 5. Being "Tough." 6. Early Rising. 7. Scientific Eating. 8. The Joys of the straphanger. 9. Vicarious Possessions in Shop Window*. 10. ..."

7. Modern European Civilization: A Textbook for Secondary Schools by Roscoe Lewis Ashley (1921)
"In Europe the straphanger is practically unknown, for by law persons are not allowed to stand in busses or street cars. ..."

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