from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that breaks up something.
  • noun A broncobuster.
  • noun A particularly robust child.
  • noun A baby buster.
  • noun Informal Fellow. Used in addressing a man or boy, especially out of annoyance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Australia, a sudden violent squall from the south.
  • noun One who breaks intractable horses to the saddle; a bronco-buster.
  • noun Something of extraordinary size.
  • noun A roisterer.
  • noun A frolic; a spree.
  • noun A violent wind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang, U.S. Something huge; a roistering blade; also, a spree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun informal, often as a term of address A guy, fellow; a friend.
  • noun A loser, uncool person.
  • noun performing arts A staged fall, used in theatrical and film comedy.
  • noun A person, thing, or event that breaks or overpowers someone or something, often used in compound terms, as crime buster, ballbuster, blockbuster, broncobuster.
  • noun US, dated, slang Something huge.
  • noun US, dated, slang A riotous, dashing young fellow.
  • noun US, dated, slang A spree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an informal form of address for a man
  • noun a person who breaks horses
  • noun a person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something
  • noun a robust child
  • noun a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically


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  • plow, short for broncobuster

    February 23, 2007

  • Really?

    October 21, 2007

  • "1. In Australia, a sudden violent squall from the south." --Cent. Dict.

    September 22, 2011