Only last week, a suicide bomber blew up several Navy busses here.
Boston is effectively shut down--no trains, no busses, no schools--while police hunt for him.
Outside my windows the continuous symphony of the city played on—the busses, the trains, the never-silent voices.
Hundreds of cabs, carts, busses, and waggons were passing the Clarendon.
No matter how intense the bombardment the busses keep on running, though they have few enough passengers.
The busses ran nose to tail and filled the road for a half-mile or more.
After lunch, at one o'clock, we will board the busses and proceed to the Kellogg farm.
Coaches, busses, trucks and private cars had been forced into service.
There was movement and crowding and jostling, but the middle of the street was almost empty save for the busses.
As early as 1864 there was a half-hourly service of busses to Onehunga.
1832, abbreviation of omnibus (q.v.). The modern English noun is nothing but a Latin dative plural ending. To miss the bus, in the figurative sense of "lose an opportunity," is from 1901, Australian English (OED has a figurative miss the omnibus from 1886). Busman's holiday "leisure time spent doing what one does for a living" (1893) is probably a reference to London bus drivers riding the buses on their days off.
"a kiss," 1560s; probably of imitative origin, as are Welsh and Gaelic bus "kiss, lip," French baiser "kiss" (12c., from Latin basiare), Spanish buz, German dialectal Buss.
To clear dirty dishes and tableware from the tables in a restaurant or cafeteria (1913+)
[the restaurant sense probably fr the four-wheeled cart often used to carry dishes]
To talk about; gossip over: Quit bussin' about my shoes
[1980s+ Teenagers; perhaps a survival of British dialect buss, ''mutter, murmur busily, buzz,'' attested from the 1500s]