mountain man


: an American frontiersman (such as a trapper) at home in the wilderness

Examples of mountain man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The last of the Wild West and its mountain men appear on our earliest covers, while midcentury issues were cheerful and relatable to most readers. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 28 June 2023 The eight Texas longhorns will be on display in the rodeo’s Frontier Fun Zone, which also includes re-creations of a Native American village, a pioneer camp, a mountain man trading camp, pony rides, a carnival, an autograph booth for rodeo contestants, and live music. The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2022 In the form of a Prince Charming mountain man. Cassidy Randall, Longreads, 16 Feb. 2023 In Season 1, Charlie is only once seen in love (or perhaps just lust) with a shirtless mountain man hunk, in the ninth episode. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2023 Anna runs off after her and along the way enlists the help of hunky mountain man Kristoff (Zach Trimmer), his trusty reindeer Sven (Collin Baja) and Olaf (F. Michael Haynie), an enchanted snowman who likes warm hugs. Joey Morona, cleveland, 15 Aug. 2022 But there’s one Black mountain man who’s earned his own chapter in the history of westward expansion: James P. Beckwourth. Tiffany Walden, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2023 As the investigation into the accident continues, those who knew and loved Helger are mourning the loss of an authentic mountain man. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Jan. 2023 The contrast between the zesty citruses, florals, and smoky elements makes for a daring fragrance that channels your inner mountain man. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 20 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mountain man was in 1839

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“Mountain man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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