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 guardsmen — not used by the guardsmen themselves

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  • Busby — is the English name for the Hungarian prémes csákó or kucsma , a military head dress made of fur, worn by Hungarian hussars. In its original Hungarian form the busby was a cylindrical fur cap, having a bag of colored cloth hanging from the top.… …   Wikipedia

  • Busby — Busby, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 695 Housing Units (2000): 201 Land area (2000): 14.197736 sq. miles (36.771966 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.049094 sq. miles (0.127152 sq. km) Total area (2000): 14.246830 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Busby — Fréquent en Grande Bretagne (variantes : Bushby, Bushbye, Bussby), désigne celui qui est originaire d une localité portant ce nom. Une commune écossaise s appelle Busby (East Renfrewshire). Sens probable : le village (vieux norrois byr ) de Butr… …   Noms de famille

  • busby — [buz′bē] n. pl. busbies [18th c., a large wig; prob. after the name Busby] a tall fur hat worn as part of a full dress uniform by hussars, guardsmen in the British army, etc …   English World 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 —    BUSBY, a village, partly in the parish of East Kilbride, Middle ward of the county of Lanark, but chiefly in the parish of Mearns, Upper ward of the county of Renfrew; containing 902 inhabitants. This village is pleasantly situated on the… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • busby — (n.) fur hat worn by hussars on parade, 1807, earlier a kind of bushy, tall wig (1764), of unknown origin, though it is both a place name and a surname in England …   Etymology dictionary

  • busby — ► NOUN (pl. busbies) ▪ a tall fur hat with a cloth flap hanging down on the right hand side, worn by certain regiments of hussars and artillerymen. ORIGIN originally denoting a bushy wig: of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • Busby — This long established surname may be of early medieval English or medieval Scottish origin, and is a locational name either from Great or Little Busby, two parishes south of Stokesley in the North Riding of Yorkshire, or from the lands of Busby… …   Surnames reference

  • busby — UK [ˈbʌzbɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms busby : singular busby plural busbies informal a bearskin hat …   English dictionary

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