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bus·by

 (bŭz′bē)
n. pl. bus·bies
A full-dress fur hat of varying shape, worn by hussars in the 19th century and by the foot guard regiments of the British army.

[Possibly from the name Busby.]

busby

(ˈbʌzbɪ)
n, pl -bies
1. (Military) a tall fur helmet with a bag hanging from the top to the right side, worn by certain soldiers, usually hussars, as in the British Army
2. (Military) (not in official usage) another name for bearskin2
[C18 (in the sense: large bushy wig): perhaps from a proper name]

Busby

(ˈbʌzbɪ)
n
(Biography) Sir Matthew, known as Matt. 1909–94, British footballer. He managed Manchester United (1946–69)

bus•by

(ˈbʌz bi)

n., pl. -bies.
a tall military hat of fur or feathers with a baglike ornament hanging from the top over the right side.
[1755–65; orig., a bushy wig; of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.busby - tall hatbusby - tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Translations

busby

[ˈbʌzbɪ] N (Brit) → gorro m alto de piel negra

busby

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Artificial busbies for soldiers at Buckingham Palace were no good because they got waterlogged and misshapen in the rain, said the MoD.
About 100 skins from Canadian black bears are used a year for busbies.
The Ministry of Defence said yesterday it was looking at alternatives to the skins of Canadian black bears being used for the Foot Guards' busbies.