noun, plural bus·es, bus·ses.
verb (used with object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
verb (used without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
Origin of bus1
noun plural buses or busses
verb buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing or bussed
Word Origin for bus
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.