bushie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bush +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bushie (plural bushies)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) Someone who lives or spends a lot of time in the bush; a bushman.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 184:
      I bought the king parrot from an old bushie in a pub in Exhibition Street.