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busk

 (bŭsk)
intr.v. busked, busk·ing, busks
To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money.

[Earlier, to be an itinerant performer, probably from busk, to go about seeking, cruise as a pirate, perhaps from obsolete French busquer, to prowl, from Italian buscare, to prowl, or Spanish buscar, to seek, from Old Spanish boscar.]

busk′er n.
References in classic literature ?
But before he had written books he was in my part of the country with a fishing-wand in his hand, and I like to think that I was the boy who met him that day by Queen Margaret's burn, where the rowans are, and busked a fly for him, and stood watching, while his lithe figure rose and fell as he cast and hinted back from the crystal waters of Noran-side.
I've busked around the world, in places like Belgium and San Francisco," he says.
CHRIS BARR Chris, 21, busked his way around Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle before adding Huddersfield to his stomping ground a couple of years ago.
Musician Chester Bingley, 45, who has busked across Europe said the postponement was "great news".
I have literally busked in every single weather condition possible so now I am always prepared for anything on a day out in either Glasgow or Edinburgh.
One shopper tells our spy (and honorary Friendie): "Luke really attracted a huge crowd as he busked in Chavasse Park and around Liverpool One.
A LONG ROAD: Angie Palmer busked for seven years in Europe