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bushranger

[ boosh-reyn-jer ]
/ ˈbʊʃˌreɪn dʒər /
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noun
a person who lives in the bush or woods.
Australian.
  1. a person who lives by robbing travelers and isolated homesteads in the bush.
  2. a person who drives a hard, and sometimes dishonest, bargain.
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Origin of bushranger

First recorded in 1810–20; bush1 + ranger

OTHER WORDS FROM bushranger

bushranging, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bushranger

bushranger
/ (ˈbʊʃˌreɪndʒə) /

noun
Australian history an escaped convict or robber living in the bush
US a person who lives away from civilization; backwoodsman
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