To go; to direct one's course. [Obs.]
(nautical) To tack, to cruise about.
(by extension) A corset.
(obsolete) A kind of linen.
Other Word Forms of Busk
Origin of Busk
Earlier to be an itinerant performer probably from busk to go about seeking, cruise as a pirate perhaps from obsolete French busquer to prowl from Italian buscare to prowl, or Spanish buscar to seek from Old Spanish boscar
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English busken, from Old Norse búask
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