To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money.
(brit.) To perform for money as a singer or strolling entertainer in public places.
Other Word Forms
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
- Etymology unknown