[boo sh-ee]

adjective, bush·i·er, bush·i·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. bushveld,
  2. bushwa,
  3. bushwalking,
  4. bushwhack,
  5. bushwhacker,
  6. bushy-tailed,
  7. busily,
  8. business,
  9. business administration,
  10. business agent

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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British Dictionary definitions for bushy



adjective bushier or bushiest

covered or overgrown with bushes
thick and shaggybushy eyebrows
Derived Formsbushily, adverbbushiness, noun

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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Word Origin and History for bushy



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

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