hussar

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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).

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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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