- broncobuster, trustbuster, etc.
- [alsoB-] boy; man; fellow: a mildly contemptuous or jocular term of direct address
Origin of busterbust + -er
a person or thing that breaks, destroys, or incapacitates (a specified person or thing): used to form slangy compounds: budgetbuster
Origin of -busteruncertain or unknown; perhaps variant, variety of burster ( from burst, transitive verb + -er), or from bust + -er
- One that breaks up something: a crime buster.
- A broncobuster.
- A particularly robust child.
- A baby buster.
- Informal Fellow. Used in addressing a man or boy, especially out of annoyance: Watch where you're going, buster!
- (informal, often as a term of address) A guy, fellow; a friend.
- Oi, buster, stop following me around everywhere!
- A loser, uncool person.
- Stop being a buster.
- (performing arts) A staged fall, used in theatrical and film comedy.
- Charlie Chaplin pulled a buster right before the closing credits.
- A person, thing, or event that breaks or overpowers someone or something, often used in compound terms, as crime buster, ballbuster, blockbuster, and broncobuster.
- (US, dated, slang) Something huge.
- (US, dated, slang) A riotous, dashing young fellow.
- (US, dated, slang) A spree.
- A male given name
- A surname.