[ boo sh-ee ]
/ ˈbʊʃ i /

adjective, bush·i·er, bush·i·est.

resembling a bush; thick and shaggy: bushy whiskers.
full of or overgrown with bushes.

Origin of bushy

First recorded in 1350–1400, bushy is from the Middle English word busshi. See bush1, -y1

Related forms

bush·i·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bushy (1 of 2)


/ (ˈbʊʃɪ) /

adjective bushier or bushiest

covered or overgrown with bushes
thick and shaggybushy eyebrows

Derived Forms

bushily, adverbbushiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for bushy (2 of 2)




/ (ˈbʊʃɪ) /

noun plural bushies Australian informal

a person who lives in the bush
an unsophisticated uncouth person
a member of a bush fire brigade

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