Definition of busker
: a person who entertains in a public place for donations
buskplay \ˈbəsk\ intransitive verb
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Plan on 5,000 performers taking the stage, plus buskers — and a crowd of 200,000 over the Memorial Day weekend.
These buskers range in musical style from rock and blues to folk and R&B and even jazz and big band.
A box of Kleenex was passed like a busker’s hat at a variety show.
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Origin and Etymology of busker
busk, probably from Italian buscare to procure, gain, from Spanish buscar to look for
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
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