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Victorian slang of the Week

Volume 1, A-G, J.E.Lighter Editor

Volume 1, A-G, J.E.Lighter Editor

bushwhack–to ambush  1861.  Comes originally from bushwhacker, which was a guerrilla soldier, especially in the confederate army.  This term started in 1861–obviously the Civil War era.  Kind of amazing how much slang came out of that war.

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1 Comment

  1. It is, Denise. And many of those expressions are still used today.

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