Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fur hat, usually with a plume in the front, worn by certain members of the military or brass bands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A military head-dress worn by hussars, artillerymen, and engineers in the British army, consisting of a fur hat with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right side.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Possibly from the name Busby.

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    April 5, 2010

  • " Along an infinite invisible tight-rope taut from zenith to nadir the End of the World, a two headed octopus in gillies kilts, busby and tartan filibegs, whirls through the murk, head over heels, in the fob of the Three Lugs of Man." Joyce, Ulysses, 15

    January 1, 2008