mountaineer

[ moun-tn-eer ]
/ ˌmaʊn tnˈɪər /

noun

an inhabitant of a mountainous district.
a climber of mountains, especially for sport.

verb (used without object)

to climb mountains, especially for sport.

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Origin of mountaineer

First recorded in 1600–10; mountain + -eer
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mountaineer

/ (ˌmaʊntɪˈnɪə) /

noun

a person who climbs mountains
a person living in a mountainous area

verb

(intr) to climb mountains
Derived Formsmountaineering, noun
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Word Origin and History for mountaineer

mountaineer


n.

c.1600, "dweller in mountains," from mountain + -eer. Verb meaning "to be a mountain-climber" is from 1803.

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