- businessman's holiday,
Origin of busing
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
verb (used with or without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
Origin of bus2
Examples from the Web for busing
Hell, even the band-aid of busing was enough to spark a huge backlash to civil rights laws.
Full integration, Colby argues, requires far more than policies like busing and affirmative action.
Instead, busing was a failure—conceptually and substantively—because of faulty liberal assumptions.
But it's worth remembering: Busing was implemented as a total last resort.
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.
1838, "to travel by omnibus," from bus (n.). Transitive meaning "transport students to integrate schools" is from 1961, American English. Meaning "clear tables in a restaurant" is first attested 1913, probably from the four-wheeled cart used to carry dishes. Related: Bused; busing.
The movement of students from one neighborhood to a school in another neighborhood, usually by bus and usually to break down de facto segregation of public schools.