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