out·​doorsy | \ ˌau̇t-ˈdȯr-zē How to pronounce outdoorsy (audio) \

Definition of outdoorsy

1 : relating to, characteristic of, or appropriate for the outdoors He has remodeled 60 of the stores, making them more outdoorsy, with more camping and fishing gear hanging on the walls.— Christopher Palmeri outdoorsy clothing/equipment
2 : fond of outdoor activities … both were outdoorsy types who preferred canoeing, hiking and skiing to fancy parties.— Dan Rottenberg

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a retirement community offering tennis, golf, and other outdoorsy activities
Recent Examples on the Web Null grew up in Princeton, West Virginia, in a family that wasn’t very outdoorsy. Eric Barton, Outside Online, "How ATVs Are Reviving a Forgotten Region of Appalachia," 14 Nov. 2020 Restful cabins are decorated in outdoorsy themes and have kitchenettes. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, "This tiny Arizona mountain town is a perfect cool summer getaway. Here's how to do it," 28 Aug. 2020 The rugged exterior design appeals to anyone with an outdoorsy side. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "The Best New Family Cars of 2020," 22 Apr. 2020 Stretching from tip to tail are splash guards and overfenders that enunciate the more outdoorsy look. Sue Mead, Houston Chronicle, "2020 Nissan Pathfinder and a race to get home," 21 Apr. 2020 With an optional three-cylinder engine and a sticker price below $20,000, the little rig is aimed at young, outdoorsy folk. Kyle Stock, Bloomberg.com, "The Year’s Hottest New Cars Just Got Cold as Ice," 12 May 2020 Lake Tahoe Experience the Reno side of the Lake Tahoe area for outdoorsy activities and intimate restaurants and hotels. Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure, "The 50 Best Romantic Getaways," 28 Apr. 2020 One of the best places for an outdoorsy vacation is Alaska, full of majestic wild animals, gorgeous mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, streams, and lots of places to truly discover earth’s beauty. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Visit All the Wonders of Alaska Without Leaving Home," 14 Apr. 2020 Of course, there's also a range of good deals from outdoorsy brands like Columbia and Patagonia on athletic apparel and comfy shoes. Lori Keong, SELF, "15 Delightful Things That We Found On Sale at Backcountry," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of outdoorsy

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outdoorsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdoorsy. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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informal : enjoying outdoor activities

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