outdoorsman

[ out-dawrz-muhn, -dohr- ]
/ ˌaʊtˈdɔrz mən, -ˈdoʊr- /

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.

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Origin of outdoorsman

First recorded in 1955–60; outdoors + -man

usage note for outdoorsman

See -man.

OTHER WORDS FROM outdoorsman

out·doors·man·ship, noun
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Example sentences 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