busker

noun busk·er \ ˈbəs-kər \
Updated on: 27 Nov 2017

Definition of busker

chiefly British
: a person who entertains in a public place for donations

busk

play \ˈbəsk\ intransitive verb

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Origin and Etymology of busker

busk, probably from Italian buscare to procure, gain, from Spanish buscar to look for

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