Synonyms for bus
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUS
He had hoped that they would walk home or that they would get on to a 'bus!
A 'bus drove up as he reached the corner, and he climbed into it.
"That's a nice day," he said, when the 'bus had gone some distance.
The 'bus was now rolling over London Bridge, and the Cathedral could not be seen.
"You 'op on top, an' I'll tell you where to git off," the 'bus conductor said, and John did as he was bid.
We scrambled on the bus and as it pulled away Danny yelled "Hey, Buster, look!"
"They took up my ticket on the other bus," I said to the driver.
It was not until he saw the sign on a passing motor-'bus that he decided on what he should do.
He finally caught a bus, which deposited him one block from his house.
I asked a policeman the nighest way to get there, and he said take a bus.
1832, abbreviation of omnibus (q.v.). The modern English noun is nothing but a Latin dative plural ending. To miss the bus, in the figurative sense of "lose an opportunity," is from 1901, Australian English (OED has a figurative miss the omnibus from 1886). Busman's holiday "leisure time spent doing what one does for a living" (1893) is probably a reference to London bus drivers riding the buses on their days off.