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Meaning of bushwhacker

bush•whack•er

Pronunciation: (boosh'hwak"ur, -wak"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that bushwhacks.
  2. (in the American Civil War) a guerrilla, esp. a Confederate.
  3. any guerrilla or outlaw.
  4. an unsophisticated person; hick.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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