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hus·sar

 (hə-zär′, -sär′)
n.
1. A horseman of the Hungarian light cavalry organized during the 1400s.
2. A member of any of similar, ornately uniformed European units of light cavalry.

[Hungarian huszár, of Slavic origin; akin to Serbian Church Slavonic husarĭ, highwayman, raider, and Serbo-Croatian husa, plundering, invasion, trap, both from Proto-Slavic *xǫsa, raiding, robbery, band of robbers, of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic hansa and Old English hōs, troop, band, and Middle Low German hanse, hanse.]

hussar

(hʊˈzɑː)
n
1. (Military)
a. a member of any of various light cavalry regiments in European armies, renowned for their elegant dress
b. (pl; cap when part of a name): the Queen's own Hussars.
2. (Military) a Hungarian horseman of the 15th century
[C15: from Hungarian huszár hussar, formerly freebooter, from Old Serbian husar, from Old Italian corsaro corsair]

hus•sar

(hʊˈzɑr)

n.
1. (originally) one of a body of Hungarian light cavalry formed during the 15th century.
2. a member of a class of similar troops in European armies.
[1525–35; < Hungarian huszár < Serbo-Croatian hȕsār brigand, pirate < Medieval Latin cursārius corsair]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hussar - a member of a European light cavalry unithussar - a member of a European light cavalry unit; renowned for elegant dress
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier mounted on horseback; "a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"
Translations

hussar

[həˈzɑːʳ] Nhúsar m

hussar

nHusar m
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The servants in spotless white muslin and the crest of their regiments on the brow of their turbans waited behind their masters, who were clad in the scarlet and gold of the White Hussars, and the cream and silver of the Lushkar Light Horse.
The mess rose joyously as he thrust forward the hilt of his sabre in token of fealty for the colonel of the White Hussars to touch, and dropped into a vacant chair amid shouts of: "Rung ho, Hira Singh
It never disturbed the digestion of the White Hussars.
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