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busby

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noun bus·by \ˈbəz-bē\

Simple Definition of busby

  • : a tall fur hat that is worn by some British soldiers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of busby

plural

busbies

  1. 1 :  a military full-dress fur hat with a pendent bag on one side usually of the color of regimental facings

  2. 2 :  the bearskin worn by British guardsmen —not used by the guardsmen themselves

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Origin and Etymology of busby

probably from the name Busby


First Known Use: 1853


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