hussar cornet Zherkov had at one time, in Petersburg, belonged to the wild set led by Dolokhov.
"I vote for your wearing that," said the hussar, quite smitten with her beauty.
"I'll pocket the sentinels," said the hussar, contemptuously.
Is not this meeting here—this strolling about a garden with a young gentleman, a hussar!
One of them wore the rich uniform of an Austrian hussar; the other was clad in the civic costume of a gentleman.
And there, you know who that is, that beau ideal of a hussar?
The General burst into a hearty laugh, and told his officers of the hussar's kind intentions towards them.
Bolkonski noticed the hussar's state of mind, and it amused him.
One would have said it was Mars himself in the uniform of a hussar.
His horse and the horse of the hussar near him pricked their ears at these shouts.
1530s, from German Husar, from Hungarian huszár "light horseman," originally "freebooter," from Old Serbian husar, variant of kursar "pirate," from Italian corsaro (see corsair). Bodies of light horsemen organized in Hungary late 15c., widely imitated elsewhere in Europe.