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Bushman

[boo sh-muh n] /ˈbʊʃ mən/
noun
1.
Francis X(avier) 1883–1966, U.S. film actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for f. xavier bushman

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 f. xavier bushman

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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