[bak-woo dz-muh n]
- a person living in or coming from the backwoods, or a remote or unsettled area.
- a person of uncouth manners, rustic behavior or speech, etc.
- British. a peer who rarely attends the House of Lords.
Origin of backwoodsman
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for backwoodsman
"He insisted on taking a walk to-day," explained the backwoodsman.The Boy Land Boomer
Every backwoodsman carries on all occasions, the means of furnishing his meat.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West
J. M. Peck
"All right, sir," responded the backwoodsman, not without curiosity.Tom, The Bootblack
The mode of securing him was suggested by Stanfield, the backwoodsman: it was simple and safe.The War Trail
The central figures were Reuben (a backwoodsman), and Dorothy, his adopted daughter.The Arena
- a person from the backwoods
- US informal an uncouth or rustic person
- British informal a peer who rarely attends the House of Lords
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012