Definition of Buster

1. Noun. An informal form of address for a man. "Hey buster, what's up?"

Exact synonyms: Dude, Fellow
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man

2. Noun. A robust child.

3. Noun. A person who breaks horses.
Exact synonyms: Bronco Buster, Broncobuster
Generic synonyms: Equestrian, Horseback Rider, Horseman

4. Noun. A person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something. "Crime buster"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Bust

5. Noun. A person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically.
Exact synonyms: Baby Buster
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

Definition of Buster

1. n. Something huge; a roistering blade; also, a spree.

Definition of Buster

1. Noun. (context term of address) (alternative capitalization of buster not dot=1); guy, fella, buddy, mack. ¹

2. Proper noun. ( male given name) ¹

3. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

4. Etymology. (suffix bust er):agent noun of the verb bust. ¹

5. Etymology. First used as a vocative, in USA, from Spanish ''busté'', a dialect form of ''usted'' = "you": compare bozo#Etymology ¹

6. Noun. (informal often as a term of address) A guy, fellow; a friend. ¹

7. Noun. A loser, uncool person. ¹

8. Noun. (context: performing arts) A staged fall, used in theatrical and film comedy. ¹

9. Noun. A person, thing, or event that breaks or overpowers someone or something, often used in compound terms, as crime buster, ballbuster, blockbuster, broncobuster. ¹

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Definition of Buster

1. one that breaks up something [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buster

bust out
bust up
bustard quail
busted flush
busted flushes
buster (current term)

Literary usage of Buster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"CHAPTER XXXIII buster BEAR'S BIG COUSINS buster BEAR had been right about the coming of ... He is larger than buster and possessed of tremendous strength. ..."

2. How to Study "The Best Short Stories": An Analysis of Edward J. O'Brien's by Blanche Colton Williams (1919)
"Besides revealing buster, the material permits the cousin's mental distress to accumulate in effect and allows time for the race to and from Boston, ..."

3. Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice at Common by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft (1900)
"The joint answer of Ann E. buster and AM buster, in their own right and as administrators of George W. buster, deceased, Charles B. buster and Lucy buster ..."

4. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of what it was by Nature by Edgar Woods (1901)
"buster. A family named buster, occasionally spelled in the records Bustard, was settled in the ... A buster, no doubt another son of William and Elizabeth, ..."

5. Muhammad Ali & Company by Thomas Hauser (1998)
"James "buster" Douglas looked awful in losing his title to Evander Holyfield. ... Dear buster, An Open Letter to buster Douglas Let's get the bad stuff out ..."

6. The Kid Has Gone to the Colors: And Other Verse by William Herschell (1917)
"But we ain't talkin' finance now; I want you all to hear How buster busts our big bass drum— An' does it all by ear! When first us band boys took him in We ..."

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