backpacker vs packer what difference

what is difference between backpacker and packer

English

Etymology

From backpack +‎ -er.

Noun

backpacker (plural backpackers)

  1. A traveler whose luggage consists of a backpack; especially, such a traveler who uses hostels, public transport, and other inexpensive services.

Translations


Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English backpacker.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛkˌpɛ.kər/
  • Hyphenation: back‧pac‧ker

Noun

backpacker m (plural backpackers)

  1. backpacker
    Synonyms: rugzakreiziger, rugzaktoerist


English

Etymology

From Middle English pakker, pakkere, packare, equivalent to pack +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpækɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpækə/
  • Rhymes: -ækə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: pack‧er

Noun

packer (plural packers)

  1. A person whose business is to pack things; especially, one who packs food for preservation
    He works as a pork packer.
    a household goods packer
    When his back problems kept him from lifting furniture, his skill as a packer kept him employed.
  2. (computing) A software program that compresses code or data.
  3. (US) A ring of packing or a special device to render gastight and watertight the space between the tubing and bore of an oil well.
  4. (LGBT) An artificial penis or similar object worn by a drag king, trans man, etc., inside the trousers.
  5. (New Zealand) An object inserted to hold a space open for the purpose of alignment; a spacer or shim.
  6. (dated) A kind of trunk for luggage.

Derived terms

  • fudge packer

Translations

Anagrams

  • repack

Middle English

Noun

packer

  1. Alternative form of pakker

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