- nBritishan unfashionable, excessively earnest, unattractive individual. The phrase, origi-nally referring to hobbyists who collect train numbers, became a vogue term as a synonym for anorak and nerd in the mid-1990s, before being used as the title of Irving Welsh's cult novel, Trainspot-ting.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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trainspotter — ► NOUN Brit. 1) a person who collects locomotive numbers as a hobby. 2) often derogatory a person who obsessively studies the minutiae of any minority interest or specialized hobby. DERIVATIVES trainspotting noun … English terms dictionary
trainspotter — [[t]tre͟ɪnspɒtə(r)[/t]] trainspotters also train spotter, train spotter 1) N COUNT A trainspotter is someone who is very interested in trains and spends time going to stations and recording the numbers of the trains that they see. [BRIT] 2) N… … English dictionary
Trainspotter — Ferrovipathe Pour l œuvre Trainspotting, voir les pages consacrées au roman et au film. Ferrovipathes en bord de voie L … Wikipédia en Français
trainspotter — • a socially inept young male who records useless information about trains such as number and type. The classic trainspotter will have a spiral bound notebook, thermos flask, unfashionable shoulder bag and an anorak. Used as a term of abuse much… … Londonisms dictionary
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trainspotter — ➡ trainspotting * * * … Universalium
trainspotter — noun a) a person whose hobby is train spotting b) an obsessive follower of any minority interest or hobby … Wiktionary
trainspotter — n. person who collects the numbers of railroad locomotives as a hobby; intelligent but boring person (Slang) … English contemporary dictionary
trainspotter — a boring person Derogatory use of those who have nonintellectual hobbies, such as watching railway operations: For years people have been going around doing the wally voice for anoraks and trainspotters. (Guardian, 7 October 1994 not… … How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms
trainspotter — noun Brit. 1》 a person who collects locomotive numbers as a hobby. 2》 often derogatory a person who obsessively studies the minutiae of any minority interest or specialized hobby. Derivatives trainspotting noun … English new terms dictionary