backwoodsman backwoodsman  /ˈbæ ˈkwʊdz mən/


  • (n) a man who lives on the frontier



  1. He is a Georgia backwoodsman who can't get the hang of spitting his tobacco accurately, let alone of making his teammates respect or even like him very much.
  2. The novel opens with the sudden news that Lucas Beauchamp has shot Vinson Gowrie, a backwoodsman.
  3. His father was a hunter, a farmer, a backwoodsman, who later became a doctor.



  • The turn from insult to term of pride may be seen as the word becomesapplied to what Ross Lockridge Sr., a popularizer of his state's history,called "the rough and sturdy backwoodsman of early Indiana."
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: Ross Lockridge, Jr. Source: Chicago Tribune

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