Definition of Sporting man

1. Noun. Someone who leads a merry existence; especially a gambler on the outcome of sporting events.

Specialized synonyms: Edwardian
Generic synonyms: Gambler



2. Noun. Someone who enjoys outdoor activities.
Exact synonyms: Outdoor Man
Generic synonyms: Amateur

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sporting Man

sportfulnesses
sportier
sportiest
sportif
sportily
sportiness
sportinesses
sporting
sporting chance
sporting dog
sporting goods
sporting house
sporting houses
sporting lady
sporting life
sporting man (current term)
sportingly
sportive
sportively
sportiveness
sportivenesses
sportless
sportlike
sportling
sportlings
sportponies
sportpony
sports
sports announcer
sports arena

Literary usage of Sporting man

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1. My Diary North and South by William Howard Russell (1863)
"Visit to Mr. M'Call's plantation—Irish and Spaniards—The planter— A Southern sporting man—The Creoles—Leave Houmas—Donald- ..."

2. The Burial of the Dead: A Pastor's Complete Hand-book for Funeral Services by George Duffield, Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1883)
"A '' sporting man.'' Job ix. 25. " My days are swifter than a post." Rev. vi. 8. " And I looked, and behold a pale horse : and his name that sat on him was ..."

3. The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions by Thorstein Veblen (1912)
"The sporting man's sense of luck and chance, or of fortuitous necessity, is an inarticulate or inchoate animism. It applies to objects and situations, ..."

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