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(bo͝osh′wăk′ər, -hwăk′ər)
1. One who bushwhacks.
2. often Bushwhacker A member of any of various pro-Confederate guerrilla groups operating especially in Missouri and adjoining states during the Civil War.

[bush + whack + -er (originally used by Washington Irving as a description of settlers in New Amsterdam).]


1. US and Canadian and Austral a person who travels around or lives in thinly populated woodlands
2. informal Austral an unsophisticated person; boor
3. (Historical Terms) a Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War
4. (Military) US any guerrilla
5. (Professions) NZ a person who works in the bush, esp at timber felling


(ˈbʊʃˌʰwæk ər, -ˌwæk-)

1. a person or thing that bushwhacks.
2. a Confederate guerrilla during the Civil War.
3. any guerrilla or outlaw.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bushwhacker - a disparaging term for an unsophisticated personbushwhacker - a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
2.bushwhacker - a Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War
Confederate soldier - a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War


[ˈbʊʃˌwækəʳ] N (US) → pionero/a m/f, explorador(a) m/f
References in classic literature ?
When that feller trod on his hand, he up an' sed that he was willin' t' give his hand t' his country, but he be dumbed if he was goin' t' have every dumb bushwhacker in th' kentry walkin' 'round on it.
His ancestors settled in Hacker Valley; his great great grandfather was shot and killed by bushwhackers on Dec.
After dancing and merriment, late-night gourmet hotdogs and frozen bushwhackers, made Famous by the couple's favorite Gulf Coast establishment, The FloraBama, were passed to end an evening of perfection.
As editor of Singabout Magazine, the leader of the Bushwhackers, and the driving force behind the establishment of the Sydney Bush Music Club, Meredith was in a position to make his opinions heard.
and for them this general principle is laid down: In districts and neighborhoods where the army is unmolested, no destruction of such property should be permitted; but should guerrillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation more or less relentless, according to the measure of such hostility.
They told how O'Hara bought them Jagerbombs in Birmingham's Bushwhackers club last Saturday night before inviting them back to the nearby Malmaison Hotel.
Missourian guerrillas called Bushwhackers (often Confederate) and (mostly Unionist) Kansan Jayhawkers did battle in forests and sacked communities they suspected of betrayal.
Nil Nil Satis remain at the top of their respective league, despite a good win from Bushwhackers who beat former champs Livo Lads to go second.
95) tells of two ex-Confederate bushwhackers who became the most famous outlaws in the world - and the events that brought their actions to the limelight.
I used to stay up late to watch the Royal Rumbles and WrestleMania and can still remember my favourites - 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, the Legion of Doom and The Bushwhackers.
As testament to the significance of psychedelic drug use among many of the Silicon Valley bushwhackers, Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computers, maintains that taking LSD was one of the two or three most important things he has ever done (Markoff 2005: xix).
Rightly or wrongly this "passion" became synonymous with outfits like the Bushwhackers and The F Troop - organised hooligans who dragged the club's name through the mud with explosions of violence like the riot seen in the sixth round of the FA Cup in 1985 at Luton's Kenilworth Road.