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bushman

bushman

noun bush·man \ˈbsh-mən\

Definition of BUSHMAN

1
capitalized [modification of obsolete Afrikaans boschjesman, from boschje (diminutive of bosch forest) + Afrikaans man]
a :  a member of a group of short-statured peoples of southern Africa who traditionally live by hunting and foraging
b :  the Khoisan languages spoken by these people
2
a :  woodsman
b chiefly Australian :  a person who lives in the bush

First Known Use of BUSHMAN

1785

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