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backwoodsman

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noun back·woods·man \ˌbak-ˈwu̇dz-mən, ˈbak-ˌ\

Simple Definition of backwoodsman

  • : a man who lives in the backwoods

  • : a male member of the House of Lords who rarely attends it and who typically lives in a rural area far from London

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of backwoodsman

  1. :  a person who lives in or is a native of the backwoods

1774

First Known Use of backwoodsman

1774

Rhymes with backwoodsman


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