f. xavier bushman


Francis X(avier) 1883–1966, U.S. film actor.
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bushman (ˈbʊʃmən)
n , pl -men
(Austral), (NZ) a person who lives or travels in the bush, esp one versed in bush lore

Bushman (ˈbʊʃmən)
n , 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
[C18: from Afrikaans boschjesman]

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1785, from South African Du. boschjesman, lit. "man of the bush."
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