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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 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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