verb play music in a public place and solicit money for it
- three young men were busking in the plaza
, perh. fr. the hypothetical older form of E. bois
wood, because the first busks were made of wood. See Bush
, and cf. OF. busche
, F. bûche
, a piece or log of wood, fr. the same root.
- A thin, elastic strip of metal, whalebone, wood, or other material, worn in the front of a corset.
Her long slit sleeves, stiff busk, puff verdingall,
Is all that makes her thus angelical.
Busk transitive verb & intransitive verb
, fr. Icel. bask
to make one's self ready, rexlexive of ba
to prepare, dwell. Cf. 8th Bound
imperfect & past participle Busked
- To prepare; to make ready; to array; to dress. Scot. & Old Eng.
Busk you, busk you, my bonny, bonny bride.
- To go; to direct one's course. Obs.
Ye might have busked you to Huntly banks.
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