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[luhm-ber-jak] /ˈlʌm bərˌdʒæk/
a person who works at lumbering; logger.
Canadian. the gray jay.
Origin of lumberjack
1825-35; lumber1 + jack1 Unabridged
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  • The lumberjack doesn't whine and complain how life is unfair and how tree regulations made it happen.
  • He says that his lumberjack colleagues always got drunk at lunchtime and so he was constantly worried about being sawed in half.
  • There was a pool table, draft beer, and lumberjack food.
  • And there's always some form of entertainment scheduled, such as the popular lumberjack comedy show.
  • Beards are big on campus, from lumberjack-full to sculptured.
  • At the same time, he makes his first stab at playwriting with a short piece about a homicidal lumberjack.
  • Apple is a lumberjack running in place on a spinning log.
  • Discover the lifestyle and work skills that made up the life of a lumberjack.
  • Test your knowledge of lumberjack lingo and discover the importance of tree products in everyday life.
  • Recounts the life of the extraordinary lumberjack whose unusual size and strength brought him many fantastic adventures.
British Dictionary definitions for lumberjack


(esp in North America) a person whose work involves felling trees, transporting the timber, etc
Word Origin
C19: from lumber1 + jack1 (man)
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Word Origin and History for lumberjack

1831, Canadian English, from lumber (n.) + Jack.

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