buster

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noun bust·er \ˈbəs-tər\

Definition of buster

  1. 1a chiefly Midland :  someone or something extraordinary a buster of a breakfast — Harriet B. Stoweb :  an unusually sturdy childc often capitalized :  fellow —usually used as a form of address hey buster, come here

  2. 2 chiefly Australia :  a sudden violent wind often coming from the south

  3. 3 :  one that breaks, breaks up, or eliminates something crime busters: such asa :  plowb [short for broncobuster] :  a person who breaks horses

  4. 4 :  a bad fall

1614

First Known Use of buster

1614


BUSTER Defined for English Language Learners

buster

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noun bust·er \ˈbəs-tər\

Definition of buster for English Language Learners

  • : a person or thing that stops or prevents something

  • : a person or thing that breaks something apart

  • —used to address a man who is behaving in a way you do not like

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