What does sportsman mean?

Definitions for sportsman
ˈspɔrts mən, ˈspoʊrts-sports·man

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sportsman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sport, sportsman, sportswomannoun

    someone who engages in sports


  1. sportsmannoun

    A man who engages in sports. A male athlete.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sportsmannoun

    One who pursues the recreations of the field.

    Etymology: sport and man.

    Manilius lets us know the pagan hunters had Meleager for their patron, as the Christians have their St. Hubert: he speaks of the constellation which makes a good sportsman. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sportsmannoun

    one who pursues the sports of the field; one who hunts, fishes, etc

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sportsman is ranked #39555 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sportsman surname appeared 556 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sportsman.

    88.8% or 494 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.7% or 15 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.1% or 12 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sportsman in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sportsman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sportsman in a Sentence

  1. Nikita Kamaev:

    When the words of a sportsman who has broken the rules several times, and has already been disqualified, carry more weight than ours, then questions arise.

  2. Tony Jacklin:

    I got a lot of hometown encouragement in 1969 because I was back after playing a lot in America. It's the same as what Fleetwood has been doing and it's always nice to come home and be appreciated by the fans, if you've really got it in you, a player will rise to that. It's like being any top sportsman or actor. Those guys are performers and they perform best in front of their home crowds.

  3. Stephen Leacock:

    A sportsman is a man who, every now and then, simply has to go out and kill something.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Yogi Berra was an American original -- a Hall of Famer and humble veteran; prolific jokester and jovial prophet, he epitomized what it meant to be a sportsman and a citizen, with a big heart, competitive spirit, and a selfless desire to open baseball to everyone, no matter their background. Michelle and I offer our deepest condolences to his family, his friends, and his fans in New York and across the world.

  5. Donald Trump:

    These are our people, we're shooters, we're hunters, we're outdoorsman, we're sportsman and we love the Second Amendment.

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