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sportsman

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noun sports·man \ˈspȯrts-mən\

Simple Definition of sportsman

  • : a man who participates in outdoor activities like hunting and fishing

  • : a man who participates in sports

Full Definition of sportsman

  1. 1 :  a person who engages in sports (as hunting or fishing)

  2. 2 :  a person who shows sportsmanship

sports·man·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
sports·man·ly play \-lē\ adjective

Examples of sportsman

  1. He was a keen sportsman all his life.



Circa 1707

First Known Use of sportsman

circa 1707



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