brushier; brushiest
: covered with or abounding in brush or brushwood
brushy hills
a brushy habitat


2 of 2

adjective (2)

brushier; brushiest
: shaggy, rough
a brushy moustache

Examples of brushy in a Sentence

Adjective (2) the vogue for brushy cheeks on men reached a whimsical apex in the 19th century when muttonchop whiskers came in fashion
Recent Examples on the Web
The gloves are also handy for work in brushy yards and will protect against scratches from branches, insect bites, and poison ivy. Rachel Ahrnsen, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Apr. 2024 Don’t forget to take along a plug knocker to retrieve crankbaits that hang up in brushy cover. Don Wirth, Field & Stream, 4 Apr. 2024 These birds need brushy cover and seem to have a special affinity for honey mesquite in Arizona. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 28 Mar. 2024 The race consists of five loops of around 20 miles each, for a total of between 100 to 130 miles through brushy mountains with an elevation gain of around 63,000 feet. Ben Morse, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 Reserve Capital Partners plans to convert the largely empty patch of brushy land into an industrial development. Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 22 Feb. 2024 Where small farms bordered by brushy fence rows and hedge rows once stood, there are now large farms with little cover visible. Brent Frazee, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 For some, the hanging shreds of velvet that covered their antlers becomes a sudden irritation, and as the velvet dries and peels away, bucks and bulls will assist the process by rubbing their antlers against brushy vegetation and small saplings. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, 10 Jan. 2024 Twenty-nine days later, a search dog named Serenade prowling a brushy stretch of the Rouge River behind a nearbyAutoZone caught the smell of decay. Steven Rich, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1567, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brushy was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Brushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
brushier; brushiest
: shaggy


2 of 2 adjective
brushier; brushiest
: covered with or full of brush or brushwood
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