back|woods|man [ˈbækwudzmən] n plural backwoodsmen [-mən]
1.) someone who lives in the backwoods
2.) BrE a member of a political party or parliament, especially the House of Lords, who is not very active politically and only sometimes votes, attends meetings etc

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  • Backwoodsman — Back woods man, n.; pl. {Backwoodsmen}. A man living in the forest in or beyond the new settlements, especially on the western frontiers of the United States in former times. Fisher Ames. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backwoodsman — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ an inhabitant of backwoods …   English terms dictionary

  • backwoodsman — UK [ˈbækˌwʊdzmən] / US noun [countable] Word forms backwoodsman : singular backwoodsman plural backwoodsmen UK [ˈbækˌwʊdzmən] / US someone who lives in the backwoods …   English dictionary

  • backwoodsman —   Kua āina, kaikua.    ♦ To act like a backwoodsman, ho okua āina …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • backwoodsman — noun Date: 1774 a person who lives in or is a native of the backwoods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • backwoodsman — /bak woodz meuhn/, n., pl. backwoodsmen. 1. a person living in or coming from the backwoods. 2. a person of uncouth manners, rustic behavior or speech, etc. 3. Brit. a peer who rarely attends the House of Lords. [1700 10, Amer.; BACKWOODS + MAN]… …   Universalium

  • backwoodsman — noun a) A person who is acclimated to living in a forest area that is far removed from civilization or modern conveniences. b) An uncivilized person …   Wiktionary

  • backwoodsman — Synonyms 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • backwoodsman — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. rustic, yokel, *hillbilly, *hick, *hayseed …   English dictionary for students

  • backwoodsman — [[t]bæ̱kwʊdzmən[/t]] backwoodsmen N COUNT Backwoodsmen are people, especially politicians, who like the old ways of doing things, or who are involved in an organization at a local level. [mainly BRIT] ...Republican Party backwoodsmen in the… …   English dictionary

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