busted

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Etymology 1[edit]

See bust (Etymology 1)

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busted (comparative more busted, superlative most busted)

  1. (often used in combination with an adjective) Having a certain type of bust (breasts; cleavage).

Etymology 2[edit]

See bust (Etymology 2)

Adjective[edit]

busted (comparative more busted, superlative most busted)

  1. (slang) Broke; having no money.
    I'd like to help you, but I'm busted.
  2. (slang) Caught in the act of doing something one shouldn't do.
    I saw you take that cookie from the cookie jar! You're busted!
    • 2009, S. Bear Bergman, “New Year” (essay), in The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, ISBN 9781458775856, ReadHowYouWant.com (2010), page 66:
      Plus, to be honest, the look on his face when he realized how very busted they were was worth far more than the fifty dollars I paid for their dinner.
  3. (slang) Extremely ugly.
    She was cute, but all her friends were busted.
    • 2004 July 30, "Ms Pnoopie Pnats" (username), "talking about hot or not...", in alt.support.shyness, Usenet:
      ok this gals bod is hot but her face is busted
  4. (slang) Tired.
  5. (slang) Broken.
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busted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bust
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