ETYM French buste, from Italian busto; cf. Late Lat. busta, bustula, box, of the same origin as Eng. box a case; cf., for the change of meaning, Eng. chest. Related to Bushel.
1. A sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person.
2. An occasion for heavy drinking; SYN. tear, bender, binge, toot, booze-up.
ETYM Australia and South Africa.
1. Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes; SYN. chaparral, bush.
2. The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water; SYN. scrubbing, scouring.