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
Contemporary Examples of busses
Historical Examples of busses
The busses had stopped running and the cab-drivers were leading their horses.Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ
Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
I expect he's out there by the depot with the busses now, come to meet me in his buggy.Friendship Village
Hundreds of cabs, carts, busses, and waggons were passing the Clarendon.The Iron Horse
The busses ran nose to tail and filled the road for a half-mile or more.Space Platform
Coaches, busses, trucks and private cars had been forced into service.Red Dynamite
Roy J. Snell
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.