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Definition of "busk" [busk]

  • To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "busk" in a sentence
  • "Jamieson (Scottish Dictionary) says: "The term busk is employed in a beautiful proverb which is very commonly used in Scotland, 'A bonny bride is soon busked. '""
  • "Jamieson (Scottish Dictionary) says: "The term busk is employed in a beautiful proverb which is very commonly used in Scotland,"
  • "To busk is to play music on the street or subway, likely with an instrument case laid open so passersby can toss money in appreciation."