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[buhs-muh n]
noun, plural bus·men.
  1. a person who operates a bus.
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Origin of busman

First recorded in 1850–55; bus1 + -man
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for busman

Historical Examples of busman

  • That's why they called him a busman and his holiday a busman's holiday.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 14th, 1920


  • The friendly 'busman directed me to a gable sheltered by a yellow jasmine-tree, where I tapped on the door with my knuckle.

  • As they came out of the main entrance of the depot he heard it called anew by a busman.

    Sister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser

  • She had given her new valise to a gray-haired 'busman who looked a little like the minister at home.

    Stanford Stories

    Charles K. Field