Definition of hussar in English:

hussar

noun

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

    1. 1.1 A soldier in a light cavalry regiment that had adopted a dress uniform modeled on that of the Hungarian hussars.
      • ‘Britain began transforming certain of its own light dragoon regiments into hussars in 1807.’
      • ‘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.’
      cavalryman, mounted soldier, horse soldier, cavalier, knight, chevalier
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Origin

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

Pronunciation:

hussar

/həˈzär/