Busbies
Busby Bus"by (b[u^]z"b[y^]), n.; pl. {Busbies} (b[i^]z). (Mil.) A military headdress or cap, used in the British army. It is of fur, with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right shoulder. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • busbies — bus·by || bÊŒzbɪ n. fur hat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Busby — Bus by (b[u^]z b[y^]), n.; pl. {Busbies} (b[i^]z). (Mil.) A military headdress or cap, used in the British army. It is of fur, with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right shoulder. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • busby — noun (plural busbies) Etymology: probably from the name Busby Date: 1853 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 guard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • busby — /buz bee/, n., pl. busbies. 1. a tall fur hat with a baglike ornament hanging from the top over the right side. 2. the bearskin hat worn by certain British guardsmen. [1755 65; orig., a bushy wig; of obscure orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • busby — [ bʌzbi] noun (plural busbies) a tall fur hat with a cloth flap hanging down on the right hand side, worn by certain regiments of hussars and artillerymen. ↘popular term for bearskin (the cap). Origin C18 (denoting a bushy wig): of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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