sportsman

noun sports·man \ ˈspȯrts-mən \

Definition of sportsman

1 :a person who engages in sports (such as hunting or fishing)
2 :a person who shows sportsmanship

sportsmanlike

play \ˈspȯrts-mən-ˌlīk\ adjective

sportsmanly

play \ˈspȯrts-mən-lē\ adjective

Examples of sportsman in a Sentence

  1. He was a keen sportsman all his life.

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First Known Use of sportsman

1651


SPORTSMAN Defined for English Language Learners

sportsman

noun

Definition of sportsman for English Language Learners

  • : a man who participates in outdoor activities like hunting and fishing

  • : a man who participates in sports


SPORTSMAN Defined for Kids

sportsman

noun sports·man \ ˈspȯrts-mən \

Definition of sportsman for Students

plural sportsmen play \ˈspȯrts-mən\
:a person who engages in or is interested in sports and especially outdoor sports (as hunting and fishing)

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