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buster

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noun bust·er \ˈbəs-tər\

Simple Definition of buster

  • : a person or thing that stops or prevents something

  • : a person or thing that breaks something apart

  • —used to address a man who is behaving in a way you do not like

Full Definition of buster

  1. 1 a chiefly Midland :  someone or something extraordinary <a buster of a breakfast — Harriet B. Stowe> b :  an unusually sturdy child c often capitalized :  fellow —usually used as a form of address <hey buster, come here>

  2. 2 chiefly Australian :  a sudden violent wind often coming from the south

  3. 3 :  one that breaks, breaks up, or eliminates something <crime busters>: as a :  plow b [short for broncobuster] :  a person who breaks horses

  4. 4 :  a bad fall

1831

First Known Use of buster

1831


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