- buspirone hydrochloride,
- busse-buschke disease,
- bust a gut,
- bust one's ass,
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, verb (used with or without object)
Origin of buss
verb (used with or without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
Origin of bus2
Examples from the Web for busses
Boston is effectively shut down--no trains, no busses, no schools--while police hunt for him.
Only last week, a suicide bomber blew up several Navy busses here.
On trains, busses, and Pullmans he pays the same adult fare as the two-hundred-pounder across the aisle.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
After lunch, at one o'clock, we will board the busses and proceed to the Kellogg farm.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
They had to trail the line of busses as far as Bootstrap and crawl through the crowded streets.
They went out the door, and the workers on the Platform were just beginning to pile into the waiting fleet of busses.
Then, quite empty, the busses went trundling around to where Joe waited with the released shift milling around him.
Word Origin for buss
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.
"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.
Kissing and bussing differ both in this,
We busse our wantons, but our wives we kisse.
[Robert Herrick, "Hesperides," 1648]
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.