Definition of Bosjesman
: bushman 1
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Origin and Etymology of bosjesman
obsolete Afrikaans Bossiesman (now Boesman), from Afrikaans bossies- (from bossie bush, shrub, diminutive of bos bush, forest, from Middle Dutch bosch, busch) + man, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German man — more at man
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