Busk



Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place.
Canadian. to make a showy or noisy appeal.
Historical Examples

The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II) Charles Darwin
The story of Burnt Njal Anonymous
Morag Janet Milne Rae
Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
Ulysses James Joyce
Erema R. D. Blackmore
Erema R. D. Blackmore
Hours of Exercise in the Alps John Tyndall
Erema R. D. Blackmore

noun
a strip of whalebone, wood, steel, etc, inserted into the front of a corset to stiffen it
(archaic or dialect) the corset itself
verb
(intransitive) (Brit) to make money by singing, dancing, acting, etc, in public places, as in front of theatre queues
verb (transitive) (Scot)
to make ready; prepare
to dress or adorn
n.
v.

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