[out-dawrz-muh n, -dohr-]

noun, plural out·doors·men.

a person devoted to outdoor sports and recreational activities, as hiking, hunting, fishing, or camping.
a person who spends much time in the outdoors.

Nearby words

  1. outdistance,
  2. outdo,
  3. outdoor,
  4. outdoor relief,
  5. outdoors,
  6. outdoorswoman,
  7. outdoorsy,
  8. outdraw,
  9. outdrive,
  10. outdweller

Origin of outdoorsman

First recorded in 1955–60; outdoors + -man

Related formsout·doors·man·ship, noun

Usage note

See -man.

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Examples from the Web for outdoorsman

  • Wherever Al might be, that outdoorsman was warm, dry and even comfortable.

    Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The skin was slightly tanned, but it was the tan of a man who goes to the beach on summer weekends, not that of an outdoorsman.

    What The Left Hand Was Doing|Gordon Randall Garrett

Word Origin and History for outdoorsman



1924, American English, from outdoors + man (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper