Definition of pedestrian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈdestriən//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈdestriən//
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a person walking in the street and not travelling in a vehicle Two pedestrians were injured when the car skidded. compare motorist Wordfinderclamp, cone, contraflow, pedestrian, roadworks, speed hump, tailback, toll, traffic, zebra crossing Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French pédestre or Latin pedester ‘going on foot’, also ‘written in prose’ + -ian. Early use in English was in the description of writing as ‘prosaic’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pedestrian