back·​woods·​man ˌbak-ˈwu̇dz-mən How to pronounce backwoodsman (audio)
: a person who lives in or is a native of the backwoods

Examples of backwoodsman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deep in the Bitterroot National Forest, this bear-dogging backwoodsman has vivid memories of the old days. Drew Palmer, Outdoor Life, 15 May 2020 In the formal dining room, the couple entertained both dignitaries and Tennessee backwoodsmen, without regard for their station, and in a placid location behind the garden are their graves. Patti Nickell, charlotteobserver, 26 June 2017 Tepi was an accomplished hunter and tracker and a superb backwoodsman. National Geographic, 17 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of backwoodsman was in 1774

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“Backwoodsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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