One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man from a remote or mountainous area of Ireland; (derogatory) such a man regarded as ignorant, uneducated, or conservative in outlook.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Edith Somerville (1858–1949), writer and artist. From mountainy + man.
mountainy man/ˈmaʊntɪni ˌman/
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