Definition of bush telegraph in English:

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bush telegraph

Pronunciation: /bo͝oSH ˈteləˌɡraf/


[in singular]
A rapid informal network by which information or gossip is spread.
Example sentences
  • The bush telegraph has never made so much money; telecomms deregulation has no effect on volume business.
  • Given the nature of the Aboriginal bush telegraph, and the fact that a lot of station hands were supposedly involved, it seems improbable that nothing ever leaked out over the years concerning the supposed murders.
  • Then we heard on the bush telegraph that some new people had taken over - a Scotsman, who had learned his skills as a chef all over the world, and his wife were now serving up some tasty treats at Colton.

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Syllabification: bush tel·e·graph

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