verb bush·hog

Definition of bushhog

  1. intransitive verb
  2. chiefly South & Midland :  to clear land of trees and brush

  3. transitive verb
  4. chiefly South & Midland :  to clear of trees and brush

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Origin and Etymology of bushhog

from Bush Hog, proprietary name for a rotary cutter towed by a tractor

First Known Use: 1958

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