Meaning of hussar


Pronunciation: (hoo-zär'), [key]
— n.
  1. (originally) one of a body of Hungarian light cavalry formed during the 15th century.
  2. a member of a class of similar troops, usually with striking or flamboyant uniforms, in European armies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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