Definition of buster in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌstə/


1chiefly North American Used as a mildly disrespectful form of address to a man or boy: like it or lump it, 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.
2 [usually in combination] A person or thing that stops or gets rid of a specified thing: a crime-buster the drug’s reputation as a cold-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.
3A notable or impressive person or thing.
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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.
3.1A violent gale.
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  • At the other extreme, there is the guy who puts out in a hot-water boat at the height of a southerly buster, a cold, wet wind with maximum ‘grunt’, just in case someone is in trouble.
  • In Sydney, NSW, Australia these events are known as southerly busters.
  • A severe southerly buster has wind speeds exceeding gale force (17 m s[-1]) and poses a threat to human safety.

Words that rhyme with buster

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