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hus·sar / həˈzär/ • n. hist. (in the 15th century) a Hungarian light horseman. ∎  a soldier in a light cavalry regiment that had adopted a dress uniform modeled on that of the Hungarian hussars.

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hussar one of a body of light horsemen raised in Hungary in XV; hence applied to other light cavalry regiments. XVI. — Hung. huszar †free-booter, (later) light horseman — OSerb. hu(r)sar, gusar — It. corsaro CORSAIR.

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