Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A youth; especially, a student in a german university.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Germany, a boy or lad; specifically, a student at a university, especially a corps-student.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • These young men (together with the students of sciences) comport themselves towards the sober citizen pretty much as the German bursch towards the philister, or as the military man, during the empire, did to the pékin: — from the height of their poverty they look down upon him with the greatest imaginable scorn — a scorn, I think, by which the citizen seems dazzled, for his respect for the arts is intense.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • "Because you still make your own dresses and teach dancing," replied the pupil, with a quick sigh at the thought of some smart bursch in the Prussian contingent.

    Barlasch of the Guard

  • I have kept my feet in Jena, when each bursch to earth declined;

    The Bon Gaultier Ballads

  • These young men (together with the students of sciences) comport themselves towards the sober citizen pretty much as the German bursch towards the philister, or as the military man, during the empire, did to the pékin: -- from the height of their poverty they look down upon him with the greatest imaginable scorn -- a scorn, I think, by which the citizen seems dazzled, for his respect for the arts is intense.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • I'll make sure to keep an eye out for more. thank you. nothing special. larger cylinders, bursch exhaust. suspension upgrades coming very soon. (and some better video quality)

    de.lirio.us

  • '"Hark ye, bursch!" exclaimed Jonas, who regarded him with fatherly delight, "thou seem'st to me almost too learned, too refined, and too elegant for Veit Jordan.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 436 Volume 17, New Series, May 8, 1852

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  • To get drunk at a kneip's not a smirch.

    Be proud of the belch and the lurch!

    It's a teutonic truth:

    Such a toot for a youth’s

    The mark of a red-blooded bursch.

    August 14, 2015