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bushy

[boo sh-ee] /ˈbʊʃ i/
adjective, bushier, bushiest.
1.
resembling a bush; thick and shaggy:
bushy whiskers.
2.
full of or overgrown with bushes.
Origin of bushy
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, bushy is from the Middle English word busshi. See bush1, -y1
Related forms
bushily, adverb
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  • Old Dismukes was with them; burly, bushy, dingy, on a huge roan charger.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • He curved his bushy tail around to cover them, and at the same time he saw a vision.

    White Fang Jack London
  • A burly man with bushy whiskers was waiting for us at the door.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • But the little eyes beneath his bushy eyebrows were blue and shrewd.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
  • His whiskers were large, bushy, and meeting beneath his chin.

    Jack Hinton Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for bushy

bushy1

/ˈbʊʃɪ/
adjective bushier, bushiest
1.
covered or overgrown with bushes
2.
thick and shaggy: bushy eyebrows
Derived Forms
bushily, adverb
bushiness, noun

bushy2

/ˈbʊʃɪ/
noun (Austral, informal) (pl) bushies
1.
a person who lives in the bush
2.
an unsophisticated uncouth person
3.
a member of a bush fire brigade
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Word Origin and History for bushy
adj.

late 14c., "overgrown with bushes," from bush (n.) + -y (2). Of hair, etc., from 1610s. Related: Bushiness.

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