bush·​buck | \ ˈbu̇sh-ˌbək How to pronounce bushbuck (audio) \
plural bushbuck or bushbucks

Definition of bushbuck

: a small African striped antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus) especially of sub-Saharan forests that has spirally twisted horns in the male

Examples of bushbuck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

There are also buffalo and small antelope like puku and bushbuck. Martin Edstrom, National Geographic, "How 9 National Geographic Explorers Got Their Start," 16 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bushbuck.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bushbuck

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bushbuck

translation of Afrikaans bosbok

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bushbuck

Statistics for bushbuck

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bushbuck

The first known use of bushbuck was in 1827

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on bushbuck

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with bushbuck

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bushbuck

Comments on bushbuck

What made you want to look up bushbuck? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!