lum·​ber·​jack ˈləm-bər-ˌjak How to pronounce lumberjack (audio)
plural lumberjacks
: someone whose job is to cut down trees for wood : logger
Levi jeans became regulation wear for cowboys, railroaders, lumberjacks, oil drillers and other labourers. Jane Dorner
… white pines live centuries—four or more—and attain massive size. The biggest grew in Pennsylvania, where lumberjacks felled at least one 200-foot specimen … John Stilgoe

Example Sentences

the sawmill gets most of its business from the lumberjacks up north
Recent Examples on the Web There's live music on multiple stages, a lumberjack show, pumpkin bowling, rides and an array of eats, including pumpkin spice and latte cream puffs. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 Black and red checkered, like a classic lumberjack’s shirt or a hunter’s jacket. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 6 Aug. 2022 Where to stay Hotel Lumberjack is a modern mash-up of a classic American motel and lumberjack culture. Sunset Magazine, 9 Aug. 2022 Nora’s sister Libby insists on taking her on a month-long vacation to Sunshine Falls, a rustic town where Nora can find her own love story with a rough-and-tumble local (preferably a lumberjack). Usa Today Staff, USA TODAY, 7 May 2022 Pooh Bear has swapped the little red t-shirt for a lumberjack suit and Piglet is clad in black. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 26 May 2022 As the final credits roll, a lumberjack saws wood, a monkey dances, and an unknown woman peers out from the background. David Sims, The Atlantic, 5 May 2022 Before breaking into acting, Ward served in the U.S. Air Force for three years, and also worked various jobs including as a lumberjack in Alaska, a boxer and a short-order cook. Jen Juneau,, 13 May 2022 Born in San Diego, Ward spent three years in the United States Air Force before working as a boxer and a lumberjack ahead of studying acting at New York’s Herbert Berghof Studio. Ben Flanagan |, al, 13 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lumberjack was in 1831

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“Lumberjack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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lum·​ber·​jack ˈləm-bər-ˌjak How to pronounce lumberjack (audio)
: logger

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