bushy

[boo sh-ee]
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Origin of bushy

First recorded in 1350–1400, bushy is from the Middle English word busshi. See bush1, -y1
Related formsbush·i·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of bushy

Historical Examples of bushy

  • 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.

  • But the little eyes beneath his bushy eyebrows were blue and shrewd.

  • His whiskers were large, bushy, and meeting beneath his chin.

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever


British Dictionary definitions for bushy

bushy

1
adjective bushier or bushiest
  1. covered or overgrown with bushes
  2. thick and shaggybushy eyebrows
Derived Formsbushily, adverbbushiness, noun

bushy

2

bushie

noun plural bushies Australian informal
  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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