Bosjesman

noun

Bos·​jes·​man
ˈbäshəsmən,
ˈbȯsh-,
-shəzm-
plural Bosjesmen
-mən

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Bosjesman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bosjesman. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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