buster

noun
bust·​er | \ ˈbə-stər How to pronounce buster (audio) \

Definition of buster

1a chiefly Midland : someone or something extraordinary a buster of a breakfast— Harriet B. Stowe
b : an unusually sturdy child
c often capitalized : fellow usually used as a form of addresshey buster, come here
2 chiefly Australia : a sudden violent wind often coming from the south
3 : one that breaks, breaks up, or eliminates something crime busters : such as
a : plow
b [short for broncobuster] : a person who breaks horses
4 : a bad fall

Examples of buster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales. Anne D'innocenzio, The Denver Post, "Target joins Walmart in ending Thanksgiving store shopping," 27 July 2020 That’s why being down $4.5 million isn’t a budget buster. Robert Higgs, cleveland, "Mayor Frank Jackson says Cleveland won’t lay off workers -- for now; budget $4.5M in red from coronavirus," 24 June 2020 In December, Sanofi and Regeneron announced their intent to restructure collaborations for two drugs, the cholesterol-buster Praluent and the arthritis medicine Kevzara. James Paton, Bloomberg.com, "Sanofi Adds Firepower in Exiting $13 Billion Regeneron Stake," 26 May 2020 Increased Flexibility’ In December, Sanofi and Regeneron announced their intent to restructure collaborations for two drugs, the cholesterol-buster Praluent and the arthritis medicine Kevzara. James Paton, Fortune, "France’s Sanofi to sell stake in high-flying Regeneron to fund new drugs discoveries," 26 May 2020 In December, Sanofi and Regeneron announced their intent to restructure collaborations for two drugs, the cholesterol-buster Praluent and the arthritis medicine Kevzara. James Paton, BostonGlobe.com, "Sanofi to sell stake in Regeneron worth $13 billion," 25 May 2020 The kids rifle through the busters famous brown jumpsuits, proton packs stopping at the iconic Ecto-1. Meredith Woerner, chicagotribune.com, "First ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ trailer brings Ghostbusting to the country," 9 Dec. 2019 In making the move, which lessens the requirement to 1.5% a year, Trump cemented his reputation as a regulation buster. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Broad coalition embraces Trump fuel efficiency rule, ‘safer’ and cheaper," 3 Apr. 2020 Myth buster: Per the World Health Organization (WHO), 5G mobile networks DO NOT spread COVID-19. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, "‘Cautiously optimistic,’ Orange County reports fewest new coronavirus infections in a month," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of buster

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Buster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buster. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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buster

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English Language Learners Definition of buster

: a person or thing that stops or prevents something
: a person or thing that breaks something apart
US, informal + somewhat old-fashioned used to address a man who is behaving in a way you do not like

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