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From bush + -ie.
bushie (plural bushies)
- (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.