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
The word "busby" is also used colloquially to denote the tall bear-and-raccoon-skin "caps" worn by foot-guards and fusiliers, and the full dress feather bonnet of Highland infantry.
The uniform consists of a brown busby with red bag, light blue pelise and dolman, red breeches, yellow and blue barrel sash around the waist, and their unique yellow riding boots.
There is also a woman "a la hussar" in hussar pelisse and busby.
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This is bode Belchum, bonnet to busby, breaking his secred word with a ball up his ear to the Willingdone.
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Of course, PETA didn't take notice of the fact that the army has been unable to find a synthetic alternative or that on average a busby last 40 years.
In that van two men are sitting on an outspread cape: one is an old man with a big gray beard, wearing a sheepskin coat and a high lambskin hat, somewhat like a busby; the other a beardless youth in a threadbare cloth reefer jacket and muddy high boots.