[out-dawr-zee, -dohr-]
  1. characteristic of or suitable to the outdoors: a rugged, outdoorsy life; heavy, outdoorsy clothes.
  2. unusually fond of outdoor life: an outdoorsy type who always swam before breakfast.

Origin of outdoorsy

First recorded in 1950–55; outdoors + -y1
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  1. informal characteristic of, or taking part in activities relating to, the outdoors
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