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See also: buster
- A surname.
- (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’ ...”