Definition of ghostbuster in US English:



  • 1A person who claims to be able to banish ghosts and poltergeists.

    • ‘‘So we decided that it was time to call in the ghostbusters,’ she said.’
    • ‘The newly-formed Swindon-based team of ghostbusters will be in attendance to record any unusual occurrences.’
    • ‘‘I prefer the term ‘professional supernatural mediator’, but yes, I'm a ghostbuster.’’
    • ‘One year on, she's focused on the job in hand and enjoying a new respect from her fellow ghostbusters.’
    • ‘Police ruled out pranksters or pyros, and a whole host of scientists and self-styled ghostbusters are currently researching the problem.’
    1. 1.1 A parapsychologist.
  • 2An investigator of tax fraud.