[boo sh-muh n]
- Francis X(avier),1883–1966, U.S. film actor.
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- Australian and NZ a person who lives or travels in the bush, esp one versed in bush lore
- 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
- any language of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
C18: from Afrikaans boschjesman
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Word Origin and History for francis bushman
1785, from South African Dutch boschjesman, literally "man of the bush," from boschje, from Dutch bosje, diminutive of bosch, bos (see bush (n.)).
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