Share this entry

bushmeat Syllabification: bush·meat
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝oSHˌmēt/

Definition of bushmeat in English:


The meat of African wild animals.
Example sentences
  • The issue was the trade in wild game, or, as Africans call it, bushmeat.
  • According to a probe into the dealers, as much as 10 tonnes of African bushmeat may be arriving in London each day.
  • But commercial hunting for bushmeat has become such a problem here that we had to try something new to control it.

Definition of bushmeat in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
a stupid person