bus·​by ˈbəz-bē How to pronounce busby (audio)
plural busbies
: a military full-dress fur hat with a pendent bag on one side usually of the color of regimental facings
: the bearskin worn by British guardsmen
not used by the guardsmen themselves

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Word History


probably from the name Busby

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of busby was in 1853

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“Busby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busby. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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