noun, plural bus·bies.

  1. a tall fur hat with a baglike ornament hanging from the top over the right side.
  2. the bearskin hat worn by certain British guardsmen.

noun plural -bies

  1. 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. (not in official usage) another name for bearskin (def. 2)


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

“fur hat worn by hussars on parade,” 1807, earlier “a kind of bushy, tall wig” (1764), of unknown origin, though it is both a place name and a surname in England. Related: Busbied.

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