Definition of buster in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəstər/


chiefly informal
1A person or thing that breaks, destroys, or overpowers something: [in combination]: the drug’s reputation as a flu-buster
More example sentences
  • ‘As the police monitor the criminals,’ we commented in February, ‘the rest of the city will be watching to see if this experiment is framing up to be a real crime buster.’
  • Listening to classical music can have therapeutic effects and is a great stress buster.
  • Steeped in history, this vast expanse of beautiful tree-lined avenues has turned into a major stress buster for its denizens: a transformation over the last five years.
1.1 short for broncobuster.
Example sentences
  • Fuming and fussing, Larroquette knows exactly how to produce a mildly funny line into a gut buster.
  • He dove to the outside, but Batista caught him with a spine buster on the floor.
  • He hit the flying forearm on Test, a spine buster on Matt, and a uranage on Test.
2chiefly North American Used as a mildly disrespectful or humorous form of address, especially to a man or boy: your parents' decisions affect you, like it or not, buster
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  • If it's good enough for Prince, it's good enough for you, buster.
  • Now I know and, let me tell you something, buster, I'm none too pleased!
  • If I find out who you are, you won't rest easy anytime I'm in the same room, buster.

Words that rhyme with buster

adjuster, Augusta, bluster, cluster, Custer, duster, fluster, lustre (US luster), muster, thruster, truster

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Syllabification: bust·er

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