bushman

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noun bush·man \ˈbu̇sh-mən\

Definition of bushman

  1. 1 capitalized [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 foragingb :  the Khoisan languages spoken by these people

  2. 2a :  woodsmanb chiefly Australia :  a person who lives in the bush

1785

First Known Use of bushman

1785


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