E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The hero of a novel so called, by F. Cooper. He is the beauideal of a man without cultivationhonourable in sentiment, truthful, and brave as a lion; pure of heart, and without reproach in conduct. The character appears, under different names, in five novelsThe Deerslayer, The Pathfinder, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pioneers, and The Prairie. (See NATTY BUMPO.)