recreationist

noun

rec·​re·​a·​tion·​ist ˌrē-krē-ˈā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce recreationist (audio)
: a person who seeks recreation especially in the outdoors

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The ease of settling into an outdoor environment can benefit any type of recreationist, even someone who wants to rough it a bit. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 28 Feb. 2022 So the relationship between grizzly bear and recreationists is a hard thing to study. Nick Mott, Outside Online, 3 Oct. 2019 Now, as more grizzlies and more recreationists roam the northern Rockies, this long-stewing tension over mountain biking in bear country is heating up. Nick Mott, Outside Online, 3 Oct. 2019 The law applies to all types of outdoor recreationists, including foragers, who can collect plant life on most tracts of land, with a few exceptions. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2019 The bill offers 73,000 acres of new wilderness areas, the highest level of protection afforded to public lands, to provide sanctuaries for hikers, backpackers, hunters, anglers, horseback riders, skiers and other outdoor recreationists. Joe Neguse, The Denver Post, 1 Nov. 2019 The law applies to all types of outdoor recreationists, including foragers, who can collect plant life on most tracts of land, with a few exceptions. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2019 The law applies to all types of outdoor recreationists, including foragers, who can collect plant life on most tracts of land, with a few exceptions. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2019 The law applies to all types of outdoor recreationists, including foragers, who can collect plant life on most tracts of land, with a few exceptions. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, 12 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recreationist was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Recreationist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recreationist. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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