backwoodsman

noun
back·​woods·​man | \ ˌbak-ˈwu̇dz-mən How to pronounce backwoodsman (audio) , ˈbak-ˌwu̇dz- \

Definition of backwoodsman

: 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, "50 Hunter Stereotypes from Every State," 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, "Why travelers are calling Nashville the new Austin," 26 June 2017 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, "Why travelers are calling Nashville the new Austin," 26 June 2017 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, "Why travelers are calling Nashville the new Austin," 26 June 2017 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, "Why travelers are calling Nashville the new Austin," 26 June 2017 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, "Why travelers are calling Nashville the new Austin," 26 June 2017 Tepi was an accomplished hunter and tracker and a superb backwoodsman. National Geographic, "Renowned Shaman's Death by Snakebite Exposes Health Care Crisis in Amazon," 17 Mar. 2017 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, chicagotribune.com, "Here's why travelers are calling Nashville the new Austin," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of backwoodsman

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Backwoodsman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backwoodsman. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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backwoodsman

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English Language Learners Definition of backwoodsman

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

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