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bushy-tailed

[boo sh-ee-teyld]
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  1. bright-eyed(def 3).
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Origin of bushy-tailed

First recorded in 1865–70
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Related Words for bushy-tailed

strong, together, bright, good, vigorous, clear, lively, tough, normal, athletic, healthful, hearty, fresh, active, robust, sound, trim, great, right, fit

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Contemporary Examples of bushy-tailed

Historical Examples of bushy-tailed

  • Mahmoud obtained a fox, which was his first mammal, saving a bushy-tailed rat.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent

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

    The Secret Trails

    Charles G. D. Roberts

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

  • This is commonly called the bushy-tailed rat but is designated Neotoma Cinera Orelestes by the zoologist.

    Little Pills, An Army Story

    Robert Henderson McKay

  • Was it some one who had watched the swift, sure-footed spring of a bushy-tailed squirrel from branch to branch?