Green’s Dictionary of Slang

buss v.1

[SE buss, a kiss]

1. (UK Und.) to steal; thus n. a theft.

[UK]J. Poulter Discoveries (1774) 20: Burk will show you where you may buss a Couple of Prads, and fence them at Abingdon Gaff; that is, Burk, will show you a Couple of Horses that you may steal, and sell them at Abingdon Fair.
[UK]Whole Art of Thieving 31: Horse Stealers, they go together always the day before, to look over the grounds for a good Prad or Prads, then at darky they buss them out of the ground, that is, at night they steal the horses.

2. (US) to court.

[UK] ‘A Chaunt by Slapped-up Kate & Dubber Daff’ Swell!!! or, Slap-Up Chaunter 46: I’ve buss’d and been nutty on fifty young biddies, / And ring’d them as oft as you see.
[Ire]Joyce Ulysses 47: Buss her, wap in rogue’s rum lingo, for, O, my dimber wapping dell.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

buss beggar (n.) [SE buss, a kiss + SE beggar; in both cases the subject is ‘begging for a kiss’]

1. an ageing prostitute.

[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 163/2: C.17–19.

2. an aged roué whose enthusiasm for sexual encounters is matched only by the unwillingness of the young and pretty to offer them.

[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: buss beggar, an old superannuated fumbler, whom none but beggars will suffer to kiss them.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.

In exclamations