Definition of busman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌsmən/

noun (plural busmen)

A driver of a bus.
Example sentences
  • Private busmen and co-drivers try to intimidate you, especially if a woman is behind the wheel.
  • The first results came from London Transport busmen and showed ‘an extraordinary difference between the drivers and the conductors on double decker buses.’
  • The 29 cyclists joined Keighley & District Travel's three busmen, who are cycling from John O'Groats to Land's End, on the five-mile challenge to race the train between Keighley and Oxenhope stations on Sunday.


a busman's holiday

A holiday or form of recreation that involves doing the same thing that one does at work: a fire crew’s Christmas outing turned into a busman’s holiday when their coach caught fire
More example sentences
  • It is a working summer holiday, a busman's holiday - you come over, get muddy and call it a holiday.
  • Indeed, it would be hard to think of a more clubbable bunch than the society of nations, with their endless get-togethers and busman's holidays.
  • I've had eight years with the under-21s and regard it as a busman's holiday.

Words that rhyme with busman

busmen, dustman, dustmen

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bus¦man

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