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Bush·man

 (bo͝osh′mən)
n.
1. See San2.
2. bushman Australian One who lives or travels in the wilderness, especially in the outback.

[Translation of Afrikaans boschjeman : boschje, bush + man, man.]

bushman

(ˈbʊʃmən)
n, pl -men
Austral and NZ a person who lives or travels in the bush, esp one versed in bush lore

Bushman

(ˈbʊʃmən)
n, pl -man or -men
1. (Peoples) a member of a hunting and gathering people of southern Africa, esp the Kalahari region, typically having leathery yellowish skin, short stature, and prominent buttocks
2. (Languages) any language of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
[C18: from Afrikaans boschjesman]

bush•man

(ˈbʊʃ mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a woodsman.
2. Australian. a dweller in the bush.
3. (cap.) San 2 .
[1775–85; boschjesman]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bushman - a member of the race of nomadic hunters and gatherers who live in southern Africa
nomad - a member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
2.bushman - a dweller in the Australian bush country
pioneer - one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory; "they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them"
Translations

bushman

[ˈbʊʃmən] N (bushmen (pl)) → bosquimano m, bosquimán m

Bushman

[ˈbʊʃmæn] nBochiman(e) m
References in classic literature ?
With one barrel of his ten- gauge shot-gun he had blown the life out of the bushman who had so nearly got him; with the other barrel he had peppered the bushmen bending over Sagawa, and had the pleasure of knowing that the major portion of the charge had gone into the one who leaped away with Sagawa's head.
As the bull's horns and stamping hoofs kept off the coyotes, so his shot- gun kept off these Solomon Islanders, these twilight shades of bushmen of the island of Guadalcanal.
Whereupon, although his teeth chattered with the ague and his swimming eyes could scarcely see, he held on to his fading consciousness until he could intimidate the bushmen with the simple magics of compass, watch, burning glass, and matches.
Their few precious knives, made from lengths of hoop-iron, and their few and more precious tomahawks from cheap trade hatchets, he had surmised they had captured in war from the bushmen of the jungle beyond the grass lands, and that they, in turn, had similarly gained them from the salt-water men who fringed the coral beaches of the shore and had contact with the occasional white men.
And at seven years he was stolen by the bushmen, who cannot even swim and who are afraid of salt water.
Now there were no salt-water men living at Suo, and it was there that the bushmen could come down to the sea.
The schooner went on, but the Moongleam trader ashore offered a thousand sticks, and to him Mauki was brought by the bushmen with a year and eight months tacked on to his account.
When his father died, Mauki's brother ruled in Port Adams, and joined together, salt-water men and bushmen, the resulting combination was the strongest of the ten score fighting tribes of Malaita.
He has many other things--rifles and revolvers, the handle of a china cup, and an excellent collection of bushmen's heads.
Seven blacks had fled into the bush the week before, and four had dragged themselves back, helpless from fever, with the report that two more had been killed and kai-kai'd {1} by the hospitable bushmen. The seventh man was still at large, and was said to be working along the coast on the lookout to steal a canoe and get away to his own island.
'The aborigines of the Andaman Islands may perhaps claim the distinction of being the smallest race upon this earth, though some anthropologists prefer the Bushmen of Africa, the Digger Indians of America, and the Terra del Fuegians.
He ran away and the bushmen cut off his own head and ate every bit of him."