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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).]
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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
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bush•whack•er(ˈbʊʃˌʰwæk ər, -ˌwæk-)
1. a person or thing that bushwhacks.
2. a Confederate guerrilla during the Civil War.
3. any guerrilla or outlaw.
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|Noun||1.||bushwhacker - 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
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bushwhacker[ˈbʊʃˌwækəʳ] N (US) → pionero/a m/f, explorador(a) m/f
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