coureur de bois

noun cou·reur de bois \ ku̇-ˌrər-də-ˈbwä \

Definition of coureur de bois

plural coureurs de bois play \ku̇-ˌrər-də-ˈbwä\
:a French or métis trapper of North America and especially of Canada

Origin and Etymology of coureur de bois

Canadian French, literally, woods runner


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