One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A young urban man who cultivates an appearance and style of dress (typified by a beard and plaid shirt) suggestive of a rugged outdoor lifestyle.‘the baristas are all lumbersexuals’
- ‘Nick, with his lumbersexual beard and hipster clothes, is, physically speaking, a modern male ideal.’
- ‘BuzzFeed unearthed some recent photos of the 30-year-old and dubbed him a "lumbersexual," due to his long, full beard and possible ability to build a cabin with his bare hands.’
- ‘A lumbersexual may appear to be a tough guy, but you can bet he put lots of thought into his outfit.’
- ‘I just saw a lumbersexual with a man-bun and a waxed handlebar mustache.’
- ‘The campaign is focused on bringing the outdoor, active lifestyle back into fashion, which caters directly to the lumbersexual trend.’
Early 21st century: from lumberjack + sexual, on the model of metrosexual.
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