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    busker in AE

    How would American English speakers call a busker, someone who plays music in a public place so that other people will give him money?


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    Re: busker in AE

    I would call them a street performer.


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    #3

    Re: busker in AE

    Quote Originally Posted by oitafish View Post
    I would call them a street performer.
    Canadian English uses both terms.


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    #4

    Re: busker in AE

    Thank you for your replies.
    Is busker heard in the US?

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    #5

    Re: busker in AE

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishlanguage View Post
    Thank you for your replies.
    Is busker heard in the US?
    Only from British tourists, not from native speakers.


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    #6

    Re: busker in AE

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Only from British tourists, not from native speakers.
    Just a curiosity...how many Americans would understand its meaning?

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