buster

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbʌstəʳ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbʌstɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bustər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bust•er /ˈbʌstɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable] Informal.
  1. Informal Termsa person who destroys something:crime busters.
  2. Informal Terms[often: Buster] (used as a familiar but mildly impolite term of address to a man or boy): Watch it, Buster!

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bust•er  (bustər),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsa person who breaks up something:crime busters.
  2. Informal Termssomething that is very big or unusual for its kind.
  3. Informal Termsa loud, uproarious reveler.
  4. Informal Termsa frolic;
    spree.
  5. Informal Terms(cap.) (used as a familiar term of address to a man or boy who is an object to the speaker's annoyance or anger):Look, Buster, you're standing in my way!
  • bust2 + -er1 1825–35, American.

Bus•ter  (bustər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a male given name.

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