[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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Word Origin and History for outdoorsmanship



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper