One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In (late) Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England: a member of a body of men retained, apparently usually by the king, to guard the coast.
Old English; earliest use found in The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Apparently from an unattested early Scandinavian compound literally meaning ‘shipman’; compare Old Icelandic búza, buza kind of ship and Old Icelandic karl.
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