out·​doorsy | \ˌau̇t-ˈdȯr-zē \

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for outdoorsy


alfresco, open-air, out-of-door (or out-of-doors), outdoor (also outdoors)



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Examples of outdoorsy in a Sentence

a retirement community offering tennis, golf, and other outdoorsy activities

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Given the outdoorsy nature of the event, the Duchess ditched her usual tea dresses and elegant coats for an appropriate casual look. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Officially Returns from Maternity Leave in the Perfect Casual Look," 2 Oct. 2018 Ultimately, the outdoorsy couple, who regularly embark on multi-day hikes and have traveled widely, including to Panama, Cambodia, Mexico and Fiji, chose SITA World Tours because of their global expertise and top-notch reputation. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "Paradise awaits in the Philippines," 2 July 2018 Here's the latest forecast, plus a dramatic drone video over a scenic part of the Sacramento River to get you in the outdoorsy mood. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Here's your Fourth of July playbook for the Sacramento region," 3 July 2018 Here’s our roundup of 2018’s best music festival options, from outdoorsy favorite Sasquatch to Barcelona’s extensive, weeklong Primavera Sound extravaganza to local traditions like the Newport Folk Festival — and many more. Raisa Bruner, Time, "The 19 Best Summer Music Festivals of 2018," 27 Apr. 2018 An outdoorsy spirit was also present in Prada’s low-profile trainers which channeled Nike’s ’70s waffle soles—a fitting throwback for a fashion show held on Father’s Day. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Sneakers Rule Men’s Fashion. Even Ugly Sneakers," 22 June 2018 Located in the outdoorsy city of Bozeman, Beartooth Vanworks offers a range of different van build outs, including this show model called the First Tracks. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Sleek camper van is an adventure cabin on wheels," 4 June 2018 This apartment also marries its artsy side with its outdoorsy side. Troy L. Smith, cleveland.com, "Nina Simone's brother to represent her at Rock Hall Ceremony," 10 Apr. 2018 Inspired by the current trend for rugged, outdoorsy apparel—see: Raf Simons’s rain gear, Balenciaga’s windbreakers, and parkas at Hermès—this exhibit will place clothing, accessories, and objects for outdoor life in a fashion context. Emily Farra, Vogue, "What to Expect at Pitti Uomo’s 94th Menswear Fair This Summer," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of outdoorsy

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: enjoying outdoor activities

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