Related terms: camper, noob
A disparaging term used by gamers that refers to players who attempt to play a "sniper" role in fast-paced, tactical FPS games. Such players will typically hide (usually amongst foliage) far away from map areas where most of the other players are fighting (i.e. too far away to be useful). They will then proceed to take occasional pot-shots at distant enemy players that rarely result in a hit, let alone a kill. Bush Wookies can be identified on servers by looking for players who always use sniper rifles, have been connected for some time, and yet maintain a low number of deaths and an even lower number of kills (kill assists are equally rare due to the lone wolf nature of the Bush Wookie).
This type of player behaviour is frowned upon because it deviates from the teamplay focus of these games and effectively leaves the team one soldier short (see team balance). Usually suggestive either of a player who is very new to this type of game or a player who, though familiar with the game, stubbornly insists on playing this way. The latter may be the result of some form of mental retardation or a penchant for shrubbery...or both.
Related reference: the 'ghillie suit' worn by the sniper/recon class of soldier in some games gives the impression of a hairy, wookie-like creature (see Star Wars - Chewbacca).
Example 2: “See lone bush on hill. Shoot at bush. Wait for death scream emanating from bush.” (See: Monty Python, “How not to be seen”)
-\\how to be a bush wookie//-
PERK1: Ghost (your fur that cant be seen by spy planes or u.a.v.'s)
PERK2: Anything of your choice
PERK3: Ninja (to keep you silent from your prey)
PRIMARY WEAPON: Any sniper rifle
SECONDARY WEAPON: Ballistic Knife, or Crossbow or silenced handgun (NO DUAL HANDGUNS)
TACTICAL: smoke bombs
FACE PAINT: depends on terrain
We wouldn't have lost if there weren't so many bush wookies on the other team.