Tuesday, February 26, 2008
"busking." intr.verb. busked, busk·ing, busks. busker (noun)
To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money.
[Earlier, to be an itinerant performer, probably from busk, to go about seeking, cruise as a pirate, perhaps from obsolete French busquer, to prowl, from Italian buscare, to prowl, or Spanish buscar, to seek, from Old Spanish boscar.]
Edited definition from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 26 Feb. 2008. At www.dictionary.com