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A man who drives a bus.
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n, pl -men
someone who works on buses, particularly as a driver or conductor
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(ˈbʌs mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who operates a bus.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.busman - someone who drives a busbusman - someone who drives a bus    
driver - the operator of a motor vehicle
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[ˈbʌsmən] N (busmen (pl)) → conductor m/cobrador m de autobús
busman's holiday (fig) ocupación del ocio parecida a la del trabajo diario
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