mountain man


Definition of 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 Tusk Johnson, a former celebrity mountain man, returns to Lone Moose asking for a big favor; Honeybee registers for a contest to win her own mall kiosk. Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2021 Known widely as a mountain man, Beckwourth embarked on a fur-trading expedition in 1823 and an expedition to the Rocky Mountains the following year. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Williams: The Neon Boulevard Named after Bill Williams, a wandering mountain man, this city in the pines is inextricably linked to both the railroad and Route 66. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 29 Oct. 2021 In this cult classic directed by the late Sydney Pollack, Redford plays a mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit, becoming the unwilling object of a long vendetta by the Crow tribe on the early frontier. Ben Flanagan |, al, 18 Aug. 2021 And so, there's just this weird blank where Daryl was the mountain man out there. Dalton Ross,, 9 Mar. 2021 Think of him as the Serpico of the Sierra, a little snarly and gruff and frayed around the edges — a ponytailed ex-surfer turned mountain man. Los Angeles Times, oregonlive, 16 Feb. 2020 Prizes also are given for the best mountain man outfit. USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2020 Leading a group of about two dozen men, including the scout and mountain man Kit Carson, John and his party crossed the Continental Divide through South Pass, a key gap in the Rocky Mountains located in present-day Wyoming. Andrew R. Graybill, WSJ, 17 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of mountain man

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Mountain man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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