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bushman

[ boosh-muhn ]
/ ˈbʊʃ mən /
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noun, plural bush·men.
a woodsman.
Australian. a pioneer; dweller in the bush.
(initial capital letter) San.
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Origin of bushman

1775–85; bush1 + man, modeled on Afrikaans boschjesman literally, man of the bush

Other definitions for bushman (2 of 2)

Bushman
[ boosh-muhn ]
/ ˈbʊʃ mən /

noun
Francis X(avier), 1883–1966, U.S. film actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for bushman (1 of 2)

bushman
/ (ˈbʊʃmən) /

noun plural -men
Australian and NZ a person who lives or travels in the bush, esp one versed in bush lore

British Dictionary definitions for bushman (2 of 2)

Bushman
/ (ˈbʊʃmən) /

noun plural -man or -men
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

Word Origin for Bushman

C18: from Afrikaans boschjesman
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