Definition of “busby” - English Dictionary

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“busby” in British English

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busbynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌz.bi/ us /ˈbʌz.bi/

Examples from literature

  • If he had asked me to take his place upon the imperial throne I could only have nodded my busby. 
  • It was about the size of my busby—large enough to hold several pounds of powder. 
  • The Guards, it is stated, are to revert to the pre-war scarlet tunic and busby. 
  • The bullet scored its way through my hair and burst a hole on each side of my busby. 
  • Tossing away his cigarette and tightening the chin-strap of his busby, he trotted out in front of his men. 

(Definition of “busby” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)