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[luhm-ber-jak] /ˈlʌm bərˌdʒæk/
a person who works at lumbering; logger.
Canadian. the gray jay.
Origin of lumberjack
First recorded in 1825-35; lumber1 + jack1 Unabridged
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  • I was trying to make something more of myself than just a lumberjack.

  • There he heard of a lumberjack who had been dismissed from the hospital that morning.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • All men are social creatures; the lumberjack is no exception.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • "The lumberjack is no cheap skate," so they gladly gave in return.

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • One of the clerks said, "I have charge of the wannigan—the first graft of the lumberjack."

    The Lumberjack Sky Pilot Thomas D. Whittles
  • She was the daughter of a lumberjack, and woodcraft was bred into the very fiber of her.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • In all of these ways Paul Bunyan is the idealization of the lumberjack.

  • The other half, however, are not nearly so migratory as the lumberjack.

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin
British Dictionary definitions for lumberjack


(esp in North America) a person whose work involves felling trees, transporting the timber, etc
Word Origin
C19: from lumber1 + jack1 (man)
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Word Origin and History for lumberjack

1831, Canadian English, from lumber (n.) + Jack.

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