noun Baseball Slang.
Definition for busher (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of bush1
Examples from the Web for busher
I was pitching in the big league when you were a busher and Ill be pitching in it yet when youre fired back to the minors.
Early Baptists like Busher and Richardson had finely denied its validity.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham|Harold J. Laski
Then he was just a busher, a rookie, a nobody who had his reputation yet to win.
These mishaps must have got on Burketts nerves, for he squarely muffed Thompsons pop fly that any busher could have caught.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
Many a busher I have seen go back who has tried hard to make good and just could not, and I have felt sorry for him.Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson
British Dictionary definitions for busher (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for busher (2 of 3)
- the bush an uncultivated or sparsely settled area, esp in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada: usually covered with trees or shrubs, varying from open shrubby country to dense rainforest
- (as modifier)bush flies
- a bunch of ivy hung as a vintner's sign in front of a tavern
- any tavern sign
- to abandon city amenities and live rough
- to run wild
Word Origin for bush
British Dictionary definitions for busher (3 of 3)
Word Origin for bush
Word Origin and History for busher
"many-stemmed woody plant," Old English bysc, from West Germanic *busk "bush, thicket" (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German busc, Dutch bosch, bos, German Busch). Influenced by or combined with cognate words from Scandinavian (cf. Old Norse buskr, Danish busk, but this might be from West Germanic) and Old French (busche "firewood," apparently of Frankish origin), and also perhaps Anglo-Latin bosca "firewood," from Medieval Latin busca (whence Italian bosco, Spanish bosque, French bois), which apparently also was borrowed from West Germanic; cf. Boise.
In British American colonies, applied from 1650s to the uncleared districts, hence "country," as opposed to town (1780); probably originally from Dutch bosch in the same sense, because it seems to appear first in English in former Dutch colonies. Meaning "pubic hair" (especially of a woman) is from 1745. To beat the bushes (mid-15c.) is a way to rouse birds so that they fly into the net which others are holding, which originally was the same thing as beating around the bush (see beat (v.)).
Idioms and Phrases with busher
see beat around the bush; beat the bushes for; bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.