Etymology
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busby (n.)

"type of tall 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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Definitions of busby

busby (n.)
tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions;
Synonyms: bearskin / shako
From wordnet.princeton.edu