1. of or relating to John Huss or the Hussites.

Origin of Hussite

First recorded in 1525–35; Huss + -ite1
Related formsHuss·it·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for hussite


  1. an adherent of the religious ideas of John Huss or a member of the movement initiated by him
  1. of or relating to John Huss, his teachings, followers, etc
Derived FormsHussism or Hussitism, noun
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Word Origin and History for hussite


1530s, follower of John Huss, Bohemian religious reformer burnt in 1415. His name is an abbreviation of the name of his native village, Husinec, literally "goose-pen."

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