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Buster   /bˈəstər/   Listen
Buster

noun
1.
An informal form of address for a man.  Synonyms: dude, fellow.  "Hey buster, what's up?"
2.
A robust child.
3.
A person who breaks horses.  Synonyms: bronco buster, broncobuster.
4.
A person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something.  "Sanction buster" , "Crime buster"
5.
A person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically.  Synonym: baby buster.



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"Buster" Quotes from Famous Books



... atomic bomb also generates a wave of high pressure which is in fact of, much higher pressure than that from ordinary explosions; and this wave is again the major cause of damage to buildings and other structures. It differs from the pressure wave of a block buster in the size of the area over which high pressures are generated. It also differs in the duration of the pressure pulse at any given point: the pressure from a blockbuster lasts for a few milliseconds (a millisecond ...
— The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki • United States

... instructions to sell any of his horses, but Fred used his judgment and let three or four go in selling races. Alan impressed upon him to prepare a couple of horses to match against Bernard Hallam's Rainstorm and Southerly Buster, for he was anxious to demonstrate the superiority of the ...
— The Rider in Khaki - A Novel • Nat Gould

... ban rich men's boys, Who ban having planty toys, Vearing nicest clo'es in town, Lak dis little Buster Brown. Don't yu care! Ven dey grow up, And ban shining at pink tea, Drenking tea from china cup, Yu skol give dem loud tee-hee. Yu skol laugh at dis har mob Ven dey come to yu for yob. Barefoot boy, yu ant got cent; ...
— The Norsk Nightingale - Being the Lyrics of a "Lumberyack" • William F. Kirk

... leavin' a mighty good job; mebby not such big pay, but a man's job, that has been the makin' of some no-account boys. For no fella can work for the Service without settin' up and ridin' straight. Now, when I was a young buster chasin' cow-tails over the country I kind of thought the Forestry Service was a joke. It ain't. It's a mighty big thing. You're leaving it with a clean record. Mebby some day you'll want to get back in it. ...
— Jim Waring of Sonora-Town - Tang of Life • Knibbs, Henry Herbert

... when I looked again, not one of the sun-bronzed faces was strange to me, but every one was the face of a brother. Choteau's Congressman was my Congressman! Benton's Great Man was my Great Man! I fell into line alongside a big bronco-buster with his high-heeled boots and his clanking spurs and his bandy-legged, firm-footed horseman's stride. Thirty yards farther on we were old comrades. That is ...
— The River and I • John G. Neihardt

... were not enough in the line of construction, over in a corner of the mammoth reservation is a gas plant, and buster, too. This plant is already in operation and other plants of like size are busy in repairing machinery and in other work. Everywhere about the place there is incessant activity—regular "Hurry up ...
— The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918, - The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 • American Expeditionary Forces

... tell ye I felt streaked The fust time ever I found out wy baggonets wuz peaked; Here's how it wuz: I started out to go to a fan-dango, The sentinul he ups an' sez "Thet's furder 'an you can go." "None o' your sarse," sez I; sez he, "Stan' back!" "Aint you a buster?" Sez I, "I'm up to all thet air, I guess I've ben to muster; I know wy sentinuls air sot; you aint agoin' to eat us; Caleb haint no monopoly to court the scenoreetas; My folks to hum hir full ez good ez hisn be, by golly!" An' so ez I wuz goin' ...
— Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor - Volume I • Various

... at the ground. There was a spot of blood in the dust. Buster was one of those horses to whom the sight of ...
— The Romance of Elaine • Arthur B. Reeve



Words linked to "Buster" :   minor, mortal, nestling, bust, equestrian, horseman, somebody, nipper, man, fellow, small fry, tyke, soul, tike, youngster, someone, child, horseback rider, adult male, shaver, tiddler, person, individual, fry, kid



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