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1. One that breaks up something: a crime buster.
2. A broncobuster.
3. A particularly robust child.
4. A baby buster.
5. Informal Fellow. Used in addressing a man or boy, especially out of annoyance: Watch where you're going, buster!


1. (in combination) a person or thing destroying something as specified: dambuster.
2. US and Canadian a term of address for a boy or man
3. (Professions) US and Canadian a person who breaks horses
4. chiefly US and Canadian a spree, esp a drinking bout


(ˈbʌs tər)

n. Informal.
1. a person who breaks up something: crime busters.
2. something very big or unusual for its kind.
3. (cap.) (used, often insolently, as a familiar term of address to a man or boy): Watch it, Buster!
4. a spree.
[1825–35, Amer.]


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buster - an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.buster - a robust child
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
3.Buster - a person who breaks horsesbuster - a person who breaks horses    
equestrian, horseback rider, horseman - a man skilled in equitation
4.buster - a person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something; "dam buster"; "sanction buster"; "crime buster"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
5.buster - a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"


[ˈbʌstəʳ] N (in direct address) → macho m (Sp) , tío m (Sp)


n (esp US inf, as address) → Meister m (inf); (threatening) → Freundchen nt (inf)


[ˈbʌstəʳ] n come here, buster!ehi tu, vieni qui!
References in classic literature ?
extreme southerly light(double red) will exhibit white beam inclined 45 degrees on approach of Southerly Buster.
Harrison concedes, is `a buster of a good thing'--even if you do know that probably half a dozen interested people are listening along the line.
But as he isn't here I want to know, as one pal to another, what you've been doing to an old buster of the name of Nutcombe.
At such times as when your sister is on the Ram-page, Pip," Joe sank his voice to a whisper and glanced at the door, "candour compels fur to admit that she is a Buster.
The tears were all gone, however, and she was watching the hill and island answer each other with what Jamie called "whizzers, whirligigs and busters," and smiling as she thought how hard the boys must be working to keep up such a steady fire, when Uncle Mac came walking in upon her, saying hurriedly
The liquor mounted in the heads of all of us, and the talk of Scotty and the harpooner was upon running the Easting down, gales off the Horn and pamperos off the Plate, lower topsail breezes, southerly busters, North Pacific gales, and of smashed whaleboats in the Arctic ice.
The Fraud Buster arrests this growth from the start of the campaign as opposed to relying solely on historical analysis and traffic control.
There were eight dogs, but it was Buster as soon as we picked him up.
Buster arrived at the Darlington Rehoming Centre recently due to a change in his owner's circumstances and is hoping to find himself back in a home very soon.
However, Buster won't take no for an answer so Ellie lies and says she's seeing someone else.
This past year, Buster was recognized by industry peers as the 2013 Major Market Music Director of the year (S.
In the new graphic novel "Bluffton: My Summers with Buster," Eisner Award-nominated writer and illustrator Matt Phelan imagines what it might have been like for a young man to be drawn into the summer world of Buster and the other actors in the colony.