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Thursday, April 4

Couchsurfing

[/kouCHˈsərfiNG/]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: English

1.

Sleeping on strangers' couches while on vacation

2.

Staying at a series of different places

Examples of Couchsurfing in a sentence

"Many college students go couchsurfing while studying abroad."

"With an adventurous spirit and a tight budget, she was no stranger to couchsurfing."

About Couchsurfing

Originating with the company of the same name, couchsurfing is a free alternative to hotels and hostels that's especially popular among younger travelers. Hosts allow guests to sleep on their couch (or, in some cases, guest room) for free, all in the name of kindness.

Did you Know?

The term "couchsurfing" was coined by the founders of the company of the same name, which formed in 2003.

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