[kuh-myoo-ter] /kəˈmyu tər/

a person who , especially between home and work.
of or for ; serving commuters:
a commuter railroad.
of or relating to a flight, plane, or airline that carries passengers over relatively short distances and usually serves small communities.


1865, American English, “holder of a commutation ticket,” agent noun from commute (v.).


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