noun Etymology: busk, probably from Italian buscare to procure, gain, from Spanish buscar to look for Date: 1857 chiefly British a person who entertains in a public place for donations • busk intransitive verb

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  • busker — (n.) itinerant entertainer, 1857, from busk (v.) to offer goods for sale only in bars and taprooms, 1851 (in Mayhew), perhaps from busk to cruise as a pirate, which was used in a figurative sense by 1841, in reference to people living shifless… …   Etymology dictionary

  • busker — usk er n. a person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing). [Chiefly British] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • busker — /ˈbasker, ingl. ˈbʌskə(r)/ [deriv. del v. to busk «intrattenere con esecuzioni musicali nelle strade»] s. m. e f. inv. artista di strada, cantastorie, saltimbanco …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • busker — UK [ˈbʌskə(r)] / US [ˈbʌskər] noun [countable] Word forms busker : singular busker plural buskers British someone who performs music in the streets and other public places for money …   English dictionary

  • busker — [[t]bʌ̱skə(r)[/t]] buskers N COUNT A busker is a person who sings or plays music for money in streets and other public places. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • busker — busk ► VERB 1) play music in the street for voluntary donations. 2) (busk it) informal improvise. DERIVATIVES busker noun. ORIGIN from obsolete French busquer seek …   English terms dictionary

  • busker — a fisherman who dares all weathers (Cornish dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • busker — See busk. * * * …   Universalium

  • busker — noun A person who makes money by passing the hat (soliciting donations) while entertaining the public (often by playing a musical instrument) on the streets or in other public area such as a park or market …   Wiktionary

  • busker — bu·sker s.m. e f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} suonatore e cantante girovago, musicista di strada {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1987. ETIMO: der. di (to) busk suonare per strada …   Dizionario italiano

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