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1The cloth flap attached to a busby, the colour of which (in the British army) indicates the regiment to which a soldier belongs.
2rare A member of one of the regiments who wear busbies (rare).
Early 19th century.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.