Definition of hussar in English:

hussar

noun

historical
  • 1(in the 15th century) a Hungarian light horseman.

    1. 1.1A soldier in a light cavalry regiment that had adopted a dress uniform modeled on that of the Hungarian hussars.
      • ‘From their fast, lightly equipped mounted warriors, evolved the hussars of the 18th and 19th centuries, who in turn became the template for light cavalry the world over.’
      • ‘Britain began transforming certain of its own light dragoon regiments into hussars in 1807.’

Origin

From Hungarian huszár, from Old Serbian husar, from Italian corsaro (see corsair).

Pronunciation:

hussar

/həˈzär/