[ hoo-zahr ]
/ hʊˈzɑr /


(originally) one of a body of Hungarian light cavalry formed during the 15th century.
a member of a class of similar troops, usually with striking or flamboyant uniforms, in European armies.

Origin of hussar

1525–35; < Hungarian huszár < Serbo-Croatian hȕsār brigand, pirate < Medieval Latin cursārius corsair Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for hussar

/ (hʊˈzɑː) /


  1. a member of any of various light cavalry regiments in European armies, renowned for their elegant dress
  2. (pl; cap when part of a name)the Queen's own Hussars
a Hungarian horseman of the 15th century

Word Origin for hussar

C15: from Hungarian huszár hussar, formerly freebooter, from Old Serbian husar, from Old Italian corsaro corsair
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