AskDefine | Define backwoodsman

Dictionary Definition

backwoodsman n : a man who lives on the frontier [syn: frontiersman, mountain man]

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English

Noun

  1. A person who is acclimated to living in a forest area that is far removed from civilization or modern conveniences.
  2. An uncivilized person.
  3. A Peer who was seldom present in the House of Lords of British Parliament, who may be encouraged to turn up when a very important vote is pending.

Translations

A person who is acclimated to living in a forest area that is far removed from civilization
An uncivilized person

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

briar-hopper, brush ape, bumpkin, bushman, clam digger, cracker, desert rat, forester, frontiersman, hick, hillbilly, hinterlander, mountain man, mountaineer, piny, provincial, redneck, ridge runner, woodlander, woodman, woodsman, yokel
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