nonhunter

noun

non·​hunt·​er ˌnän-ˈhən-tər How to pronounce nonhunter (audio)
: a person who does not hunt game
… issued a statement Tuesday calling on nonhunters to be aware that it is hunting season and for outdoor enthusiasts to wear brightly colored clothing and respect the rights of others.Gregory B. Hladky

Examples of nonhunter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Venison diplomacy—sharing wild game as a way to introduce nonhunters to hunting and conservation—will be this bull’s legacy. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, 27 Apr. 2020 Her fan base is largely made up of women, and includes many nonhunters. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 20 Nov. 2017 Many of those who want to see the Obama-era hunting restrictions remain in place are nonhunters from outside Alaska. NBC News, 14 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonhunter was in 1860

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“Nonhunter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonhunter. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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