Definition of buster
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 chiefly Australia : a sudden violent wind often coming from the south
3 : one that breaks, breaks up, or eliminates something crime busters: such asa : plowb [short for broncobuster] : a person who breaks horses
4 : a bad fall
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The competition, which started in 1916 and will be held again Tuesday, is a true gut-buster.
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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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