Bushwhackers (American Civil War guerrillas), ca. 1864



  • One who travels through the woods, off the designated path.
  • A person who lives in the bush, especially as a fugitive; a person who clears woods and bush country.
  • A guerrilla (of either side) during the American Civil War.
  • Someone who attacks without warning.
  • A small, soft-floored inflatable boat (designed for use by one or two people).


  • From bush + whacker.

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