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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bushwhacker  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bushwhacker 
  n  1:  a  disparaging  term  for  an  unsophisticated  person  [syn:  {hillbilly}] 
  2:  a  Confederate  guerrilla  during  the  American  Civil  War 




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