- a person who lives by robbing travelers and isolated homesteads in the bush.
- a person who drives a hard, and sometimes dishonest, bargain.
Related formsbush·rang·ing, noun
Examples from the Web for bushranger
The bushranger had evidently started with Punch, and was still curiously absorbed in its contents.
A year later Hyland the bushranger was shot in a struggle with the mounted police sent to capture him.Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Divil a bit, till I see a bushranger, and then I'll give him a taste of my spear.The Gold Hunter's Adventures|William H. Thomes
It was not joy, but it was quite a new grimness, and in his own preoccupation the bushranger did not notice it at all.
The bushranger made a good deal of exciting history in Australia.Peeps At Many Lands: Australia|Frank Fox