Meaning of “bushman” in the English Dictionary

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"bushman" in British English

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bushmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊʃ.mən/ us /ˈbʊʃ.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us mainly Australian English

a person who lives in the bush (= a wild area of land)

Examples from literature

  • Australian bushmen do not, as a rule, make good walkers—their home has been the saddle. 
  • But it is admitted that the leaders were not bushmen and had had no experience in exploration. 
  • He was a bushman, rough and weather-beaten, with only one peculiarity. 
  • Sometimes the solitary bushman or prospector, looking across a deep valley, saw, nestled amongst the opposite hills, a beautiful meadow of grass. 
  • They were almost exactly in the situation of Australian bushmen who live exclusively by foraging, with some not-too-efficient hunting. 

(Definition of “bushman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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