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Origin of bushy-tailed

First recorded in 1865–70

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How to use bushy-tailed in a sentence

  • There is a long gamut between the bushy-tailed, almost squirrel-like marmosets and the big-brained chimpanzee.

  • It looked to him like a sharp-nosed, bushy-tailed yellow dog—a very savage and active one.

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