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Bushman \Bush"man\, n.; pl. Bushmen. [Cf. D. boschman, boschjesman. See 1st Bush.]

  1. A woodsman; a settler in the bush.

  2. (Ethnol.) One of a race of South African nomads, living principally in the deserts, and not classified as allied in race or language to any other people.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


n. (context Australia English) A person who frequents the Australian bush or outback, often skilled in camping techniques.

Bushman (comics)

Raoul Bushman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the oldest nemesis of Marc Spector, whose secret identity is Moon Knight. He is interchangeably also known as Roald Bushman.


Bushman or bushmen may refer to:

  • San people in Southern Africa
  • People who live in the Australian bush
    • Bushman contingents; formations of Australian mounted troops who fought in the Second Boer War
  • People who live in the Alaskan bush

Bushman as a name:

  • Bushman (reggae singer), a Jamaican reggae singer
  • Francis X. Bushman (1883–1966), the first major male film star
  • Richard Bushman (1931– ), historian and author
  • The World Famous Bushman, a San Francisco busker and street artist
  • "An Old Bushman", the pseudonym of Horace William Wheelwright (1815–1865), British naturalist.
  • Bushman was the name of a gorilla kept at the Lincoln Park Zoo until he died in 1951. His mounted remains are on display at the Field Museum of Natural History. 1


  • Bushman (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain
  • Nuk-luk (Man of the Bush), cryptozoological hominids reported near Nahanni Butte
Bushman (reggae singer)

Bushman (born Dwight Duncan, 1973) is a Jamaican reggae singer. He was raised in the Rastafari culture from a young age.

Usage examples of "bushman".

Meanwhile, the Baas had better take off his boots, since the feet of those Bushmen whose spooks I feel all about me have made the ledge very slippery.

That teach those Bushmen kindness: The mateship born of barren lands, Of toil and thirst and danger-- The camp-fare for the stranger set, The first place to the stranger.

I once heard a bushman say that no one but a skunk would be guilty of this tobacco trick--that it is about the meanest trick a man could be capable of--because it spoils the chances of the next hard-up swaggy who asks the victim for tobacco.

Mursil the huntmaster, smelling richly of fruity Zeng wine, the bushman, Huy, the prince and his two arms-bearers.

Frederic Bushman, 2002, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, is an important synopsis of what is currently known about DNA transfer through viruses, transposons, plasmids, etc.

Their losses in battle were very small, their skill as bushmen and riflemen was beyond question, but their officers were untrained and unsupplied, even as ours are, and what arrangements they were able to make broke down appallingly.

One or two tall bushmen bowed their heads as if they had to, and One-eyed Bogan, with the blood washed from his face, stood with his hat off, glaring round to see if he could catch anyone sniggering.

The shelves to the right of my desk are laden with busts of all the typical ethnic types found in Africa, Hamites, Arabs, pygmies, the negroids, Boskops, bushmen, Griqua, Hottentot and all the others.

They were Boskopoids, big-brained ancestors of the Bushman peoples from Luvah, and in the decade since their discovery they had made a dozen major contributions to science.

Pierce recalled that when the IKosis had first been discovered in South Africa on Luvah, they had been identified as Boskopoids, ancestors of the modern Bushmen.

In fact, human society in pretechnological times was much more like that of the compassionate, communal and cultured Bushman hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari Desert than the Fuegians Darwin, with some justification, derided.

Eldridge, formerly of Hakodate, obtained a small quantity of the poison, and, after trying some experiments with it, came to the conclusion that it is less virulent than other poisons employed for a like purpose, as by the natives of Java, the Bushmen, and certain tribes of the Amazon and Orinoco.

The Bantu races, however, exhibit in some parts signs of Hottentot or Bushman intermixture, and there are legends in some mountain districts, especially Mount Mlanje, of the former existence of unmixed Bushman tribes, while Bushman stone implements are found at the south end of Tanganyika.

They are the sons of men from Cornwall and Devon, and nearly twenty years of Taranaki life has moulded them into expert bushmen, familiar with the forest tracks and the terrain, and thus able to meet us on level terms.

They are not so skilled as the average human being in making these distinctions, yet when mentally compared to the state of Bushmen, Tasmanians, and Veddahs, who can count only two, and call it many, there is not such a vast gulf between them and mankind.