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bushman

[boo sh-muh n] /ˈbʊʃ mən/
noun, plural bushmen.
1.
a woodsman.
2.
Australian. a pioneer; dweller in the bush.
3.
(initial capital letter) San.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; bush1 + man1, modeled on Afrikaans boschjesman literally, man of the bush
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  • Children had no duties besides to play, and leisure was very important to the bushmen.
British Dictionary definitions for bushmen

bushman

/ˈbʊʃmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(Austral & NZ) a person who lives or travels in the bush, esp one versed in bush lore

Bushman

/ˈbʊʃmən/
noun (pl) -man, -men
1.
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.
any language of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
Word Origin
C18: from Afrikaans boschjesman
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Word Origin and History for bushmen

Bushman

n.

1785, from South African Dutch boschjesman, literally "man of the bush," from boschje, from Dutch bosje, diminutive of bosch, bos (see bush (n.)).

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The nomadic hunting and gathering peoples of the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa, in Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. (See hunting and gathering societies and nomadism.)

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