hussar

Definitions

  • The hussar points his pistol at the mysterious women
    The hussar points his pistol at the mysterious women
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hussar a member of a European light cavalry unit; renowned for elegant dress
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hussar (Mil) Originally, one of the national cavalry of Hungary and Croatia; now, one of the light cavalry of European armies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hussar A member of a class of light cavalry originating in Hungary in the middle ages, and now forming part of most European armies. The Hungarian hussars were famed for their activity and courage. Their dress was semi-oriental, and has set the type of uniform for the hussars of other nations. The latter are conspicuous for their fantastic dress, of which important parts have been the dolman and busby. Of late years the dolman has been abandoned, and the hussar uniform is distinguished by brilliant colors, elaborate braidings, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hussar hooz-zär′ a light-armed cavalry soldier:
    • n Hussar hooz-zär′ (orig.) a soldier of the national cavalry of Hungary.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hung. huszár, from husz, twenty, because under King Matthais I., in the fifteenth century, every twenty houses were to furnish one horse soldier; cf. G. husar, F. houssard, hussard, from the same source
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Not Hung. huszarhusz, twenty, because at one time in Hungary one cavalry soldier used to be levied from every twenty families; but Slav. hussar, gooseherd, the sobriquet of the raiding horse of Matthias Corvinus (1443-90).

Usage

In literature:

In short, the hussars had to ride away, and leave the "treasure" to take its chance.
"The Peasant and the Prince" by Harriet Martineau
Brown hussar braiding on a tailor-made jacket does not, however, consort with hay wagons.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
An order arrived one evening for the hussars to move to Manchester.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
Cossacks and Hussars were mowed down in an instant.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
I can say, 'Wein, Weib, und Gesang,' and that's enough for any French hussar to know.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Prince Kita-Shira-Kava has the appearance of a young lieutenant of hussars.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
I must add a few words as to the fine part played in the fighting of November 1st by the Oxfordshire Hussars and the London Scottish.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
Meanwhile the Hussars arrive, to carry away the newly enlisted peasants.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Gorju, like a hussar, wore his waistcoat slung over his shoulder.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
We shall occupy a box in the front row when Stampoff arrives with his hussars!
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
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In poetry:

He’s wiser than father and mother,
And proud as a Turkish Hussar,
And ere he’s well out of the cradle
e's puffing a fragrant (!) cigar.
"The Misanthrope's Reverie" by Joseph Warren Watson
"My father was one of the German Hussars,
My mother of Leipzig; but he,
Long quartered here, fetched her at close of the wars,
And a Wessex lad reared me.
"Leipzig" by Thomas Hardy
By the brand on my withers, the finest of tunes
Is played by the Lancers, Hussars, and Dragoons,
And it's sweeter than "Stables" or "Water" to me,
The Cavalry Canter of "Bonnie Dundee!"
"Parade-Song of the Camp-Animals" by Rudyard Kipling
The ranks of hussars come very close,
Johannes firmly clutches his gun,
He stands upright to face the foes,
And cries out: "Come, I'll meet your blows!
Come, you sons of crime, I will not run…
"Johannes" by Hristo Smirnenski
Oh! It was a most inspiring and a magnificent sight,
To see the Hussars spurring their steeds with all their might;
And charging the Boers with their lances of steel,
Which hurled them from their saddles and made them reel.
"The Battle of Glencoe" by William Topaz McGonagall
There's a custom over there, if you haven't got your fare,
You're branded with hot irons as an outcast from the Greeks.
Jim was seized by six Hussars, made to Sit on red- hot bars,
But he stuck it like a hero-that's how he got rosy cheeks!
"The Tightest Man I Know" by Billy Bennett

In news:

A master upholsterer, he was the owner of Hussar 's Fine Furniture for 47 years, retiring in 2007.
Louis "Dick" Hussar marks 80th birthday.
He retired in 2007 from Hussar 's Fine Furniture in Salem.
The Hussars have two children, Mrs Ronald (Linda) Lutz of Salem and Richard (Toni) Hussar of New Springfield.
He is the son of the late Louis and Mildred Hussar .
Hussar , daughter of the late Warren and Grace Zimmerman, retired in 1995 from Ort Furniture.
MAYSAN PROVINCE, IRAQ —On May 31, a patrol of armored Land Rovers from the British Army's King's Royal Hussars regiment moves through hot dusty Maysan province in southern Iraq.
"Dick" Hussar of Salem celebrated his 80th birthday Sunday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Rich and Toni Hussar of New Springfield.
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