noun, plural backwoodsmen.
a person living in or coming from the backwoods.
a person of uncouth manners, rustic behavior or speech, etc.
British. a peer who rarely attends the House of Lords.

1700–10, Americanism; backwoods + -man Unabridged
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backwoodsman (ˈbækˌwʊdzmən)
n , pl -men
1.  a person from the backwoods
2.  informal (US) an uncouth or rustic person
3.  informal (Brit) a peer who rarely attends the House of Lords

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Backwoods immediately begat backwoodsman and was itself turned into a common adjective.
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