bushman

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noun bush·man \ ˈbu̇sh-mən \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of bushman

1 Bushman
[modification of obsolete Afrikaans boschjesman, from boschje (diminutive of bosch forest) + Afrikaans man]
now sometimes offensive
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 Australia :a person who lives in the bush

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