hussar

A hussar is a member of a lightly armored cavalry in Europe known for their elegant uniforms.

Originally, the hussars were Hungarian cavalrymen in the 15th century, but other Europeans thought they were super cool and began to wear fancy uniforms and ride horses, too. Since then, the term has been used for any kind of horsemen that resembled the original. The word hussar comes from a Serbian variant of the word pirate. Hussars don’t steal, but like pirates, they have awesome outfits.

Definitions of hussar
  1. noun
    a member of a European light cavalry unit; renowned for elegant dress
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    type of:
    cavalryman, trooper
    a soldier mounted on horseback
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