Definition of busker
: a person who entertains in a public place for donations
buskplay \ˈbəsk\ intransitive verb
Recent Examples of busker from the Web
Unlike other Middle Eastern marketplaces, Dubai’s Gold Souk seems upscale — streets and sidewalks are clean, there are minimal street vendors or buskers, and the shops are modern, organized and incredibly well-stocked.
Bar owners like the idea because buskers eliminate the expense of food operations while still offering food for drinkers.
The free festival will feature 17 bands including headliner Wild Belle, and 14 street buskers, as well as food trucks and local fare, craft beer and wine, according to festival team member Jetta Boschen.
Thursday, July 20 Music: Steve Robinson, veteran busker, 5-7 p.m., Pacific City main deck, 21010 PCH.
People associate themwith skyscrapers and trains and more than one busker playing electric guitar downtown on a Friday night.
Ayres added that the buskers haven't offered any alternatives to the regulations.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs say guidelines that limit when, where and how the buskers can perform on the boardwalk violate their constitutional rights to free speech.
Plan on 5,000 performers taking the stage, plus buskers — and a crowd of 200,000 over the Memorial Day weekend.
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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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