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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
However, Buster won't take no for an answer so Ellie lies and says she's seeing someone else.
Buster's owner Jackie Stephenson, 38, from Middlesbrough, said: "I was in bed ill at the time, when my partner Des came running upstairs and told me that Buster had swallowed his lead - a metal chain measuring over two feet long.
Concerning the matter of pet adoption, this is subject that Busters is very passionate about.
Buster, the dog belonging to TV host Paul O'Grady, has died.
Buster, who was named "best dog in TV" by TV Times magazine, retired from the show last week.
Their friend Tim Smith, from Redcar, even took his light aircraft up to look for Buster - but sadly there was no sign of him.