outdoorsy

adjective

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

Examples of outdoorsy in a Sentence

a retirement community offering tennis, golf, and other outdoorsy activities
Recent Examples on the Web Gabi wants an honest, outdoorsy man who will always put her first. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 4 Jan. 2023 The One Savvy Girl Backpack Cooler Chair makes a fantastic gift idea for any outdoorsy woman in your life. Maren Estrada, BGR, 6 Oct. 2022 Bernhardt is particularly relevant to this list of performatively outdoorsy Republican politicians for several reasons. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 14 Aug. 2020 And contributing editor Blair Braverman lent some advice on how to plan a camping trip for your non-outdoorsy partner. The Editors, Outside Online, 6 Feb. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outdoorsy was in 1911

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“Outdoorsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outdoorsy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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