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hussar

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noun hus·sar \(ˌ)hə-ˈzär, -ˈsär\

Definition of hussar

  1. :  a member of any of various European military units originally modeled on the Hungarian light cavalry of the 15th century



Origin and Etymology of hussar

Hungarian huszár hussar, (obsolete) highway robber, from Serbian & Croatian husar pirate, from Medieval Latin cursarius — more at corsair


First Known Use: 1532


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