[ rek-ree-ey-shuh-nist ]

  1. a person who advocates that national parks, seashores, lakes, etc., be preserved in their natural state forrecreation, farming, or scientific study.

  2. a person who frequently enjoys outdoor recreation, as camping and hiking.

Origin of recreationist

First recorded in 1900–05; recreation + -ist

Words Nearby recreationist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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