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bushranger

[boo sh-reyn-jer] /ˈbʊʃˌreɪn dʒər/
noun
1.
a person who lives in the bush or woods.
2.
Australian.
  1. a person who lives by robbing travelers and isolated homesteads in the bush.
  2. a person who drives a hard, and sometimes dishonest, bargain.
Origin of bushranger
1810-1820
1810-20; bush1 + ranger
Related forms
bushranging, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bushranger

bushranger

/ˈbʊʃˌreɪndʒə/
noun
1.
(Austral, history) an escaped convict or robber living in the bush
2.
(US) a person who lives away from civilization; backwoodsman
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