Definition of hussar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//həˈzɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//həˈzɑːr//
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(in the past) a cavalry soldier who carried light weapons Word Originfrom Hungarian huszár, from Old Serbian husar, from Italian corsaro, from medieval Latin cursarius, from cursus ‘a raid, plunder’, special use of Latin cursus ‘course’, from currere ‘to run’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hussar