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[out-dawr-zee, -dohr-] /ˌaʊtˈdɔr zi, -ˈdoʊr-/
characteristic of or suitable to the outdoors:
a rugged, outdoorsy life; heavy, outdoorsy clothes.
unusually fond of outdoor life:
an outdoorsy type who always swam before breakfast.
Origin of outdoorsy
1950-55; outdoors + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At the time, their outdoorsy, new age-ish venture seemed highly eccentric.
  • Concrete looks more outdoorsy and is easier to maintain.
  • Sea breeze for air conditioning, outdoorsy showers, handmade furnishings.
  • That's why these dogs need active homes and new parents with a healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle when they retire.
  • Join us for a morning of outdoorsy exploring with songs, stories, and crafts.
  • He needs active, outdoorsy parents who can provide structure and consistency.
  • For the outdoorsy types, the scenery and wide open spaces present ample opportunities for exploring.
  • Despite its modern amenities, it maintains its outdoorsy feel and offers the opportunity for tent and cabin camping.
  • It's a popular warm-weather destination, but outdoorsy types can find plenty to do here year-round.
  • MY family was not the outdoorsy sort, so picnics aren't in my genes.
British Dictionary definitions for outdoorsy


(informal) characteristic of, or taking part in activities relating to, the outdoors
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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