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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- Chiefly Austral., N.Z. bewildered, as by being lost in the bush
- ☆ Informal very tired; exhausted
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Extremely tired; exhausted: “I once stayed awake seven years on end. Not even a nap. Boy, was I bushed” (Martin Amis).
Origin: Possibly from Australian slang, lost in the bush.