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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.
Having endured one thousand miles of trail dust, flooded rivers, bushwhackers, stampedes, lightning and other dangers, he is resting on a rock, Bible in hand, as his steady horse stands close at hand.
Friday features sets by Bloody Bill and the Bushwhackers, Blackjack Sass, Grain of Sand, Rachels Bully, Brown Bag Charley and The Bad Applez.
Perhaps Beilein's greatest contribution in Bushwhackers is his attempt to analyze guerilla warfare through a gendered lens, which challenges conventions within military history and shows clearly in his endnotes and bibliography.
For Neil Reyes, who is now a young professional, his days of old when he watched Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, the Rockers, and the Bushwhackers, that childlike wonder of watching overgrown men throw each other was back.
The same tendency can be found in Ride with the Devil: a range of hard-to-follow relationships are established between the various renegade Missouri bushwhackers determined to defend their territory at any cost.
In stark contrast to Grant's glorious, Union-saving achievements, Twain essentially poked fun at how his ragtag band of Missouri bushwhackers had developed a unique talent for shirking duty and retreating all while lampooning the war itself.
His ancestors settled in Hacker Valley; his great great grandfather was shot and killed by bushwhackers on Dec.
Missourian guerrillas called Bushwhackers (often Confederate) and (mostly Unionist) Kansan Jayhawkers did battle in forests and sacked communities they suspected of betrayal.
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.
His topics include school days 1928-34, Sydney and the Eureka Youth League 1947-49, Heathcote and the birth of the Bushwhackers 1952-53, song collecting and the musical Reedy River, Folk Songs of Australia, Walden 1978-81, folk politics and the field collector 1984-87, Breaker's Mate 1995-99, smelling roses and hemlock 1997-99, and into the silence 1999-2001.