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Saturday, July 20, 2002

Definitions for busker

  1. A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.

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Citations for busker
Jakub is a student of mathematics, a likable but callow young man who seduces a blind busker, Alzbeta, who plays for the tourists in modern Prague. Andrew Miller, New York Times
When Singapore decided to legalize street performances in 1997, artists were required to audition and to donate any money collected to charity. The government recently lifted a ban on audience participation, but the streets remain largely busker-free. Wayne Arnold, New York Times
Origin of busker
Busker is from busk, "to seek to entertain by singing and dancing," probably from Spanish buscar, "to seek."
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