Definition of bush telegraph noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bush telegraph

BrE BrE//ˌbʊʃ ˈtelɪɡrɑːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbʊʃ ˈtelɪɡræf//
[uncountable, singular] (informal, humorous)
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the process by which information and news are passed quickly from person to person
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bush telegraph