- passenger pas‧sen‧ger [ˈpæsndʒə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]1. TRAVEL someone who is travelling in a vehicle, plane, boat etc, but is not driving it or working on it:
• Business passengers wishing to relax in comfort before their flight can use the Business Wing Airport Lounge facilities at Glasgow Airport.ˈtransit ˌpassenger TRAVELa passenger on a plane who arrives at an airport and who leaves again on the same plane or another plane, without leaving the airport2. someone in a group who does not do their share of the group's work:
• The company can't afford to carry any passengers.
* * *passenger UK US /ˈpæsəndʒər/ noun [C]► TRANSPORT a person who is travelling in a vehicle, or on a train or plane, but is not driving it, flying it, or working on it: »
Airlines report that passenger numbers are down.»
The report said light trucks on average emit 38 percent more carbon dioxide than passenger cars.»
a passenger jet/flight/plane► UK INFORMAL WORKPLACE someone who does not work as hard as others in a group: »
Most modern law firms realise that they simply cannot afford to carry any passengers
Financial and business terms. 2012.