hussar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian huszár (cavalryman), from Serbo-Croatian gusar (highwayman, brigand), from Byzantine Greek khossarios or khonsarios or from Italian corsaro (corsair), from Medieval Latin cursārius (pirate), from Latin cursus (running), from currō (run).

Noun[edit]

hussar (plural hussars)

  1. (historical) A member of the national cavalry of Hungary or Croatia.
  2. A member of the light cavalry of any of several European armies.

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