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[out-dawrz-muh n, -dohr-] /ˌaʊtˈdɔrz mən, -ˈdoʊr-/
noun, plural outdoorsmen.
a person devoted to outdoor sports and recreational activities, as hiking, hunting, fishing, or camping.
a person who spends much time in the outdoors.
Origin of outdoorsman
1955-60; outdoors + -man
Related forms
outdoorsmanship, noun
Usage note
See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Wherever Al might be, that outdoorsman was warm, dry and even comfortable.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The skin was slightly tanned, but it was the tan of a man who goes to the beach on summer weekends, not that of an outdoorsman.

    What The Left Hand Was Doing Gordon Randall Garrett
Word Origin and History for outdoorsman

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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