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 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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The shocking statistics — and myth-busters — may surprise you. 1. Redbook, "12 Shocking Things You Didn't Know About Yeast Infections," 17 Aug. 2017 Dried Apricots Apricots are rich in magnesium, which is a stress-buster and a natural muscle relaxant as well. Marie Claire, "9 Foods That Reduce Stress Levels," 21 Mar. 2010 These days, Blonder is the resident science advisor and myth buster at the popular BBQ and grilling site called Amazing Ribs. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The secret to successful BBQ pork butt and brisket is science," 1 Sep. 2018 If your hunger is coinciding with a stressful period in your life, cut yourself some slack and try these stress-busters that help you focus on a little TLC. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "Why Am I Always Hungry?," 19 Oct. 2018 Almost every one gives Mega Man an additional directional option beyond the mega-buster's usual horizontal firing, letting him hit enemies above, below, or at a diagonal. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Mega Man 11 review: Switching gears," 1 Oct. 2018 These myth-busters rely on a full body of evidence to pen their articles, rather than one study or personal anecdotes. Cara Rosenbloom, chicagotribune.com, "Skeptics use science to fight wave of bad nutrition advice on the internet," 7 Feb. 2018 Here are just 10 reasons to be cheerful: Union buster Scott Walker is apparently finally out as governor of Wisconsin. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "10 Good Things That Came Out of the Midterm Elections," 7 Nov. 2018 As orca advocates joined forces with dam busters, BPA has pushed back. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Orca survival may be impossible without Lower Snake River dam removal, scientists say," 15 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of buster

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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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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