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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).]
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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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(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.]
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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
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[ˈbʊʃˌwækəʳ] N (US) → pionero/a m/f, explorador(a) m/f
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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.
That eliminated one of the bushwhackers, but Reeves's shots had revealed his position to the second attacker who immediately opened fire.
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.
They came to Michigan with the goal of establishing communities and homes without impediment from anti-miscegenation laws and bushwhackers checking for "free" papers.
In Bushwhackers: Guerilla Warfare, Manhood, and the Household in Civil War Missouri, Joseph M.
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.
(For unfamiliar readers, Loving conveniently includes the full essay in the book.) 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.