Hussar meaning

hə-zär, -sär
A member of any of similar, ornately uniformed European units of light cavalry.
noun
2
0
A member of any European regiment of light-armed cavalry, usually with brilliant dress uniforms.
noun
2
0
A horseman of the Hungarian light cavalry organized during the 1400s.
noun
1
0
A member of the light cavalry of Hungary, formed in the 15th c.
noun
1
0
(historical) A member of the national cavalry of Hungary or Croatia.
noun
1
0
Advertisement
A member of the light cavalry of any of several European armies.
noun
0
0

Origin of hussar

  • Hungarian huszár from Serbian husar highwayman from Old Italian corsaro corsair

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hungarian huszár (“cavalryman”), from Serbo-Croatian gusar (“highwayman, brigand”), from Byzantine Greek khossarios or khonsarios or from Italian corsaro (“corsair”), from Medieval Latin cursārius (“pirate”), from Latin cursus (“running”), from currō (“run”).

    From Wiktionary