Poorboy vs Buster - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between poorboy and buster
is that poorboy
is (us) while buster
is (a specific instance of
: guy, dude, fella, mack, buddy, loser.
As a proper noun buster is
can be (male
Someone who or something that bursts, breaks, or destroys a specified thing.
* 1614 , S. Jerome, Moses his Sight of Canaan , 147:
* 2005 , J. Madhavan, Sita & Forest Bandits , 122:
- Now death, I pray thee what is it, but a buster of bonds; a destruction of toyle?
#* 1940 September 2, Life , 29/1:
- Rothlin was described... by the papers as the buster of the bandit ring.
#* 1958 February 10, Life , 70:
- German ‘balloon busters ’ attack the Dover barrage.
Someone who or something that 'breaks', tames, or overpowers a specified person or thing.
# A bronco-buster.
#* 1891 July, Harper's Magazine , 208/2
- Our main purpose in further experimentation with nuclear bombs is not... to make city-busters more horrible.
# (Forming compounds denoting an agent or agency tasked with reducing or eliminating the first element).
#* 1920 , F. A. McKenzie, ‘Pussyfoot’ Johnson , v. 83:
- The buster must be careful to keep well away from sheds and timber.
#* 1974''' July 4, ''New Scientist , 65/2:
- Men nicknamed him the ‘Booze Buster ’, and cartoonists loved to picture him, revolver in hand,... fighting the demon rum.
#* 1984 November 18, N.Y. Times , iv. 24/2:
- The professional fraud-busters [of the art world].
Someone]] or something remarkable, especially for being loud, large, [[etc..
* 1833 April, Parthenon , 293:
- New York City traffic agents have become Gridlock Busters' and cigarette foes are ' smokebusters .
* 2004 November 20, South Wales Echo , 9:
- ‘I had to clean this old roarer,’ continued the ‘editor’... as he wiped the barrel of his pistol. ‘She's a buster , I tell you.’
# : guy, dude, fella, mack, buddy, loser. (Originally as 'old buster' .)
#* 1838 March 24, New Yorker , 4/1:
- What a buster of a lunch it turned out to be.
#* 1919 , , ''(My Man Jeeves), 79:
- That's generous, old buster .
#* 2001 , S. MacKay, Fall Guy , ix. 113:
- An extremely wealthy old buster .
A loaf of bread.
* 1835 September 16, Morning Post , 4/2:
- ‘Careful, buster ,’ she said. ‘I've got a knife in my hand.’
* 1904 June 8, Journal of the Department of Labour (New Zealand), 536:
- Three penny busters , and a whole kit-full of winegar and mustard.
A drinking spree, a binge.
* 1848 , John Russell Bartlett, Dictionary of Americanisms :
- An 8 loaf of brown bread... goes by the name of ‘buster ’, I suppose on account of the way they blow you out.
* 1922 , (James Joyce), , 405:
- They were on a buster , and were taken up by the police.
a southerly buster.
* 1848 , John Russell Bartlett, Dictionary of Americanisms
- All off for a buster , armstrong, hollering down the street.
* 1886 , Frank Cowan, Australia , 14:
- ‘This is a buster ,’ i.e. a powerful or heavy wind.
* 1991 , J. Moore, By Way of Wind , 121:
- The Buster and Brickfielder: austral red-dust blizzard and red-hot Simoom.
a staged fall, a pratfall.
* 1874 April, Baily's Monthly Magazine , 114:
- When the barometer drops rapidly... watch out for a strong sou'wester. A buster can be on you in a flash.
A molting crab.
*1855 October 18, Henry A. Wise, letter in J.P. Hambleton's Biographical Sketch of Henry A. Wise (1856), 448:
- Dainty... came down ‘a buster ’ at the last hurdle, and Scots Grey cantered in by himself.
* 2002 January 6, N.Y. Times , v. 4/6:
- In that state he is called a ‘Buster ’, bursting his shell.
- Restaurant August... serves contemporary French cuisine prepared with Louisiana ingredients like buster crabs, shrimp and oysters.
* ballbuster, ball-buster
* belly-buster, belly buster
* blockbuster, block-buster
* broncobuster, bronco-buster, bronco buster
* bunker buster
* come a buster
* crime buster, crime-buster, crimebuster
* dustbuster, dust buster
* have a buster
* old buster
* price buster