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 As Shott would learn later, Toni had bad knees and wasn’t particularly outdoorsy; friends described her as more of a walker than a hiker. Rachel Monroe, Outside Online, 16 Oct. 2018 There was nothing in the market that connected with the outdoorsy-ish consumer. Kristen Shirley, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Eli, 34, had always thought his outdoorsy kid brother, gone now for years, would become the tree farmer. Robin Estrin, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 Enter the 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness, the second example of the outdoorsy new trim level. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 25 Oct. 2021 Hospitality’s focus this year has, understandably, been on rugged, rural or decidedly outdoorsy locations. The Editors, Robb Report, 23 June 2021 For non-outdoorsy sorts, most dermatologists suggest simplifying your skin-care routine even further by getting a moisturizer that contains sunscreen, such as Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2021 Null grew up in Princeton, West Virginia, in a family that wasn’t very outdoorsy. Eric Barton, Outside Online, 14 Nov. 2020 Restful cabins are decorated in outdoorsy themes and have kitchenettes. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 28 Aug. 2020 See More

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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 22 May. 2022.

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