Busk definitions

bŭsk
To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money.
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To perform for money as a singer or strolling entertainer in public places.
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A strip of metal, whalebone, wood, or other material, worn in the front of a corset to stiffen it.
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(obsolete) A kind of linen.
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(by extension) A corset.
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To prepare; to make ready; to array; to dress.
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To go; to direct one's course. [Obs.]
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(intransitive) To solicit money by entertaining the public in the street or in public transport.
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(nautical) To tack, to cruise about.
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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