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Meaning of BUSHWHACKER

Pronunciation:  'bûsh`wakur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War
  2. [n]  a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
 

BUSHWHACKER is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: hillbilly
 
 See Also: Confederate soldier, rustic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bush"whack`er\, n.
1. One accustomed to beat about, or travel through, bushes.
   [U.S.]

         They were gallant bushwhackers, and hunters of
         raccoons by moonlight.                --W. Irving.

2. A guerrilla; a marauding assassin; one who pretends to be
   a peaceful citizen, but secretly harasses a hostile force
   or its sympathizers. [U.S.] --Farrow.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ancestor, announcer, antecedent, avant-garde, bellwether, buccinator, bushfighter, casual, Charley, explorer, forebear, foregoer, forerunner, front runner, frontiersman, fugleman, groundbreaker, guerrilla, guide, harbinger, herald, innovator, irregular, lead runner, leader, maquis, maquisard, messenger, partisan, pathfinder, pioneer, point, precedent, precursor, predecessor, resistance, resistance fighter, scout, stormy petrel, trailblazer, trailbreaker, underground, underground fighter, vanguard, vaunt-courier, VC, Vietcong, voortrekker
 

 

 

 

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