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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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Examples from the web for outdoorsman
  • He was a seasoned outdoorsman who hunted and fished, though not for sport.
  • The avid outdoorsman plans to pay off debt and buy his mom a house with the prize money.
  • The avid outdoorsman said he is going to split his winnings with a friend and use his half to pay bills.
  • The avid outdoorsman added that he plans to use part of his winnings to take a vacation and the rest to pay bills.
  • He is an avid sportsman and outdoorsman and attributes his kinship with the land as the primary inspiration for his work.
  • His dress was that of an outdoorsman who preferred comfort to style.
  • He is an avid outdoorsman and an enthusiastic speaker and participant in activities with wildlife groups and kids.
  • These magnificent animals provide the outdoorsman with a thrilling experience when they are sighted.
  • She is married to an avid outdoorsman and their two younger sons are actively involved in sports year around.
  • The outdoorsman can use topographic maps to plan how to reach favorable hunting sites and fishing lakes.
Word Origin and History for outdoorsman

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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