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18 October 2012 @ 01:27 am
Word of the Day - Busker  
I was familiar with the second sense, but not the first. I like it!

busker, n.2
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈbʌskə/,  U.S. /ˈbəskər/
Etymology: <  busk v.4 + -er suffix1.
1.  A keen-witted, impudent person. In quot.: one who obtains money and property from a ship by pretending to be a pirate; cf. busking n.2 1. Obs.
 2.  orig. slang. A person who performs music or some other entertainment in a public place (now esp. in the street) for monetary donations; an itinerant entertainer or musician.
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