busby

noun
bus·​by | \ ˈbəz-bē How to pronounce busby (audio) \
plural busbies

Definition of busby

1 : a military full-dress fur hat with a pendent bag on one side usually of the color of regimental facings
2 : the bearskin worn by British guardsmen not used by the guardsmen themselves

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First Known Use of busby

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for busby

probably from the name Busby

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The first known use of busby was in 1853

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“Busby.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busby. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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busby

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English Language Learners Definition of busby

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

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