bushman

noun
bush·​man | \ ˈbu̇sh-mən How to pronounce bushman (audio) \

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
2a : woodsman
b chiefly Australia : a person who lives in the bush

First Known Use of bushman

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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