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

Examples of recreationist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tribes, environmentalists and recreationists have battled the federal government and Resolution Copper, the mining company that convinced Congress to approve the exchange of Oak Flat Campground for several plots of environmentally sensitive land. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2023 Located 100 miles west of Riga on the northern shores of Lake Usma—one of the nation’s largest and the surrounds of which are more green in the summer than these photos depict—this getaway is popular with outdoor recreationists. Tasha Zemke, Outside Online, 6 Feb. 2023 Others offer unique historical sights and some are set right on the beach. With so many options to explore, an avid recreationist would benefit from the gift of a Florida State Parks annual pass, which costs $60 for an individual pass or $120 for a family pass. Patrick Connolly,, 22 Dec. 2020 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,, 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recreationist was in 1819

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“Recreationist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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