- a person holding very antiquated notions; reactionary.
- a person living in the backwoods; rustic.
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How to use mossback in a sentence
"I know that sort of crazy old mossback," muttered Welton as he turned down the mountain.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
Two or three miles away was a little clearing where a mossback lived.
Again the mossback appeared in the doorway, shivering a little in his night-shirt.
But the asset side of our "mossback's" yearly balance sheet always made the liability side ashamed of itself.Skookum Chuck Fables|Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
The mossback, who according to popular belief hid himself in the woods until moss grew on his back, might or might not be a tory.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama|Walter L. Fleming