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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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hussar

[həˈzɑːʳ] Nhúsar m
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hussar

nHusar m
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The chapter "The Mal du Siele: Politics and Sexuality" explores the young male intellectuals (les hussards) who defined themselves against the engagement of Sartre, analyzes existentialism as a postwar youth culture, and discusses the public's fascination with the "J-3" generation, which got its name from the wartime ration category for youth (jeunes) between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one.