Definition of buster in English:


Syllabification: bust·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbəstər


chiefly • informal
  • 1A person or thing that breaks, destroys, or overpowers something: [in combination]: the drug’s reputation as a flu-buster
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    • ‘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.
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    • 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.

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