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 And none more, maybe, than for Ned Kelly, the Australian bushranger whose body-armored exploits have made him a muse since the dawn of cinema. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "True History of the Kelly Gang," 24 Apr. 2020 Ned gets his shot at revenge against O’Neil in a scene that plays like an unnerving castration fantasy, egged on by Harry Power (a superb Russell Crowe), the famous bushranger who takes the boy under wing. Los Angeles Times, "Review: In ‘True History of the Kelly Gang,’ a brutal, sexy, spellbinding take on outlaw legend," 23 Apr. 2020 The drama follows the ne'er-do-well's boyhood as an accomplice to a criminal bushranger (Russell Crowe), Ned's contempt for the law when his mother (Essie Davis) is unfairly imprisoned, and his anarchic days as an adult running a rebellious gang. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "10 new movies you can stream at home to stave off coronavirus boredom," 18 Mar. 2020 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 5 Jun. 2020.

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