hussar

[hoo-zahr]
noun
1.
(originally) one of a body of Hungarian light cavalry formed during the 15th century.
2.
a member of a class of similar troops, usually with striking or flamboyant uniforms, in European armies.

Origin:
1525–35; < Hungarian huszár < Serbo-Croatian hȕsār brigand, pirate < Medieval Latin cursārius corsair

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hussar (hʊˈzɑː)
 
n
1.  a.  a member of any of various light cavalry regiments in European armies, renowned for their elegant dress
 b.  (pl; cap when part of a name): the Queen's own Hussars
2.  a Hungarian horseman of the 15th century
 
[C15: from Hungarian huszár hussar, formerly freebooter, from Old Serbian husar, from Old Italian corsarocorsair]

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hussar
1530s, from Ger. Husar, from Hungarian huszár "light horseman," originally "freebooter," from O.Serb. husar, variant of kursar "pirate," from It. corsaro (see corsair). Bodies of light horsemen organized in Hungary late 15c., widely imitated elsewhere in Europe.
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Hussar prepared projections of school enrollment and finance statistics.
The regiment will wear the uniform of, and in all respects be, a hussar regiment-the only one in the service.
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