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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. A hairstyle that resembles that of Buster Brown; a bob or pageboy cut. Usually attributive.
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.
Buster Brown/ˌbʌstə ˈbraʊn/
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