busker busker  /ˈbə skər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money

Usage(s):

  1. One time we had a Hungarian here who did a busker dance.
  2. He was persuasive as a busker too.
  3. In London, a busker gave theatergoers outside the Old Vic's performance of Oedipus a sly musical preview: A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother.

News

  • Couple team for ‘renovative thinking’

    “Even when a house is not livable, it has a heartbeat,” said Ellie Busker, a partner with husband Christian Busker in Renovative Thinking, a design, renovation, and real estate investment firm. “There
    on June 12, 2013     Source: West University Examiner

Quotes

  1. "It's kind of weird because I'm just a guitar player," Richards said. "My grandfather used to play violin for the crowds here, he was a busker, so in a way it's one for granddad."
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Keith Richards Source: InTheNews.co.uk

  2. Simon said, "I tell you who I like, I like this girl Crystal," Cowell said. "When I first saw her, I described her as a busker, and I liked the way she handled that, because she admitted that's what she was. But she's got some confidence now....
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Simon Cowell Source: Point-Spreads.com

  3. Hansard said backstage that he got a congratulatory text message from his countryman, Bono, that read: "A busker who plays the Oscars - that's the poetry."
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Glen Hansard Source: International Herald Tribune

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