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hussar

Line breaks: hus¦sar
Pronunciation: /hʊˈzɑː
 
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Definition of hussar in English:

noun

historical
1A soldier in a light cavalry regiment which had adopted a dress uniform modelled on that of the Hungarian hussars (now only in titles): the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars
More example sentences
  • Britain began transforming certain of its own light dragoon regiments into hussars in 1807.
  • From their fast, lightly equipped mounted warriors, evolved the hussars of the 18th and 19th centuries, who in turn became the template for light cavalry the world over.
1.1(In the 15th century) a Hungarian light horseman.

Origin

from Hungarian huszár, from Old Serbian husar, from Italian corsaro (see corsair).

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