buster

noun bust·er \ ˈbəs-tər \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of buster

1 a 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 address
  • hey 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

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First Known Use of buster

1614


BUSTER Defined for English Language Learners

buster

noun

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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