March 5, 2008


busker \BUS-kur\, noun:
A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.

Jakub is a student of mathematics, a likable but callow young man who seduces a blind busker, Alzbeta, who plays for the tourists in modern Prague.
-- Andrew Miller, "Waiting for Something to Happen", New York Times, October 24, 1999

1 comment:

Saw Lady said...

I'm always surprised by people who claim that the word 'busker' is only used in England and not in the USA. All the buskers I know in the USA (and I know many) call themselves 'buskers' and not 'street musicians'.

Greetings from a NYC busker,
all the best,

Saw Lady