bush·​rang·​er | \ ˈbu̇sh-ˌrān-jər How to pronounce bushranger (audio) \

Definition of bushranger

1 Australia : an outlaw living in the bush

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bushranging \ ˈbu̇sh-​ˌrān-​jiŋ How to pronounce bushranging (audio) \ noun

Examples of bushranger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The world's first feature film, called The Story of the Kelly Gang, is an hour-plus romp about a band of outlaw Australian bushrangers. Simon Van Zuylen Wood, Wired, "Behind the Scenes at Rotten Tomatoes," 21 Jan. 2020 But the fateful Glenrowan showdown with an incoming trainload of cops doesn't go as planned, as anyone familiar with the bushranger's legend will know. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'True History of the Kelly Gang': Film Review | TIFF 2019," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bushranger

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bushranger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushranger. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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