- a person who lives in the bush or woods.
- a person who lives by robbing travelers and isolated homesteads in the bush.
- a person who drives a hard, and sometimes dishonest, bargain.
Origin of bushranger
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Examples from the Web for bushranger
The other bushranger had disappeared through the other door.
The bushranger looked over his shoulder with a bitter smile.
The bushranger Stingaree has been traced to Government House.
The man might have been a bushranger, but he did not appear to be at all afraid of us.Twice Lost
The bushranger made a good deal of exciting history in Australia.Peeps At Many Lands: Australia
- Australian history an escaped convict or robber living in the bush
- US a person who lives away from civilization; backwoodsman