Definition of Buster Brown in English:

Buster Brown

noun

North American
  • 1Attributive Designating a style of dress, or an item of clothing, reminiscent of the attire of Buster Brown. Chiefly in Buster Brown suit, Buster Brown collar.

  • 2A make of children's shoe, especially a simple, sturdy boy's shoe. Compare Mary Jane.

  • 3Hairdressing
    Hairdressing. A hairstyle that resembles that of Buster Brown; a bob or pageboy cut. Usually attributive.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Manitoba Free Press. From Buster Brown, the name of a boy comic-strip character whose stereotypically innocent appearance contrasted with his disruptive behaviour.

Pronunciation

Buster Brown

/ˌbʌstə ˈbraʊn/