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Francis bushman

[boo sh-muh n] /ˈbʊʃ mən/

Francis X(avier) 1883–1966, U.S. film actor.
noun (pl) -men
(Austral & NZ) a person who lives or travels in the bush, esp one versed in bush lore
noun (pl) -man, -men
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
any language of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family

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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