Definition of "bust" []

  • A sculpture representing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest. (noun)
  • A woman's bosom. (noun)
  • The human chest. (noun)
  • Slang To smash or break, especially forcefully: "Mr. Luger worked it with a rake, busting up the big clods, making a flat brown table” ( Garrison Keillor). (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To render inoperable or unusable: busted the vending machine by putting in foreign coins. (verb-transitive)
  • The chest of a human being, esp a woman's bosom (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A sculpture of the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a person (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bust" in a sentence
  • "I think this bust would have been better as a full-size statue or even a diorama, but if a bust is the only way I can bring this slightly obscure Disney baddie home, so be it."
  • "Included with this bust is a separate Central City manhole cover, to be placed on or near the bust by the consumer."
  • "But the other thing people need to watch out for is what I call the bust-out cell phone bill."