Buster

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Austrian German Buste (pockmark, boil), from Latin apostema (boil), + -er.

Proper noun[edit]

Buster

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2[edit]

From buster.

Proper noun[edit]

Buster

  1. A male given name.
  2. A male nickname.

Noun[edit]

Buster (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial, variously expressing familiarity, admiration, or hostility) A specific instance of buster: guy, dude, fella, mack, buddy, loser.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter xix:
      Beginning with a curt “Listen, Buster,” she proceeded to sketch out with admirable clearness the salient points in the situation as she envisaged it [...] “I thought she was splendidly firm.” “Yes, sir.” “It's the red hair that does it, I imagine.” “Yes, sir.” “If anyone had told me that I should live to hear Aubrey Upjohn addressed as ‘Buster’ ...”

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