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Dictionary Definition



1 an informal form of address for a man; "Say, fellow, what are you doing?"; "Hey buster, what's up?" [syn: fellow]
2 a robust child
3 a person who breaks horses [syn: broncobuster]
4 a person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something; "dam buster"; "sanction buster"; "crime buster"
5 a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically [syn: baby buster]

User Contributed Dictionary




-er bust


  1. A guy, friend
    Oi, buster, stop following me around everywhere!
  2. A loser, uncool person
    Stop being a buster.
  3. A staged fall, used in theatrical and film comedy
    Charlie Chaplin pulled a buster right before the closing credits.


guy, friend
loser, uncool person
staged fall, used in theatrical and film comedy

Extensive Definition

Buster may refer to:

In film and television

In music

In cartoons and computer games

People by the name of Buster


  • Buster (dog), a dog belonging to Roy Hattersley, who has published his diaries (ghost written by Hattersley)
  • Buster, a dog owned by Paul O'Grady
  • Buster, a derogatory term for a person who pretends to be gang affiliated
  • Buster, a pratfall, often performed in comic silent films
buster in German: Buster
buster in Japanese: バスター
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