buster
noun Date: 1831 1. a. chiefly Midland someone or something extraordinary <
a buster of a breakfast — Harriet B. Stowe
>
b. an unusually sturdy child c. often capitalized fellowusually used as a form of address <
hey buster, come here
>
2. chiefly Australian a sudden violent wind often coming from the south 3. one that breaks, breaks up, or eliminates something <
crime busters
>
: as a. plow b. [short for broncobuster] a person who breaks horses 4. a bad fall

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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