busby

noun
bus·​by | \ˈbəz-bē \
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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of busby

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

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