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bushman

[boo sh-muh n] /ˈbʊʃ mən/
noun, plural bushmen.
1.
a woodsman.
2.
Australian. a pioneer; dweller in the bush.
3.
(initial capital letter) San.
Origin of bushman
1775-1785
1775-85; bush1 + man1, modeled on Afrikaans boschjesman literally, man of the bush

Bushman

[boo sh-muh n] /ˈbʊʃ mən/
noun
1.
Francis X(avier) 1883–1966, U.S. film actor.
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Examples from the Web for bushman
Historical Examples
  • Hal did not need any coaching in the manners or ways of a bushman.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • The bushman gave a puzzled glance, first at one sister and then at the other.

    The Doctor's Family Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • "I'll tell you what I'm going to do," I said to bushman when we got in our tent.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • I'll keep young bushman with me, and my groom with our horses.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • Even Bushmen, or at least natives with some bushman blood in them, are not wanting.

  • The bushman suggested a course, of which, not only the Makololo, but Congo approved.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • The bushman did as he was desired, but the Bechuanas only reiterated their previous statement.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Arend turned and looked in the direction the bushman was pointing.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • The bushman had not been injured in falling into the pit, as may be supposed.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • “You think a big sight too much of yourself,” rejoined the bushman.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for bushman

bushman

/ˈbʊʃmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(Austral & NZ) a person who lives or travels in the bush, esp one versed in bush lore

Bushman

/ˈbʊʃmən/
noun (pl) -man, -men
1.
a member of a hunting and gathering people of southern Africa, esp the Kalahari region, typically having leathery yellowish skin, short stature, and prominent buttocks
2.
any language of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
Word Origin
C18: from Afrikaans boschjesman
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Word Origin and History for bushman

Bushman

n.

1785, from South African Dutch boschjesman, literally "man of the bush," from boschje, from Dutch bosje, diminutive of bosch, bos (see bush (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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