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or bus·ti

noun India.
  1. a small settlement; village.
  2. a slum.
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Origin of bustee

1880–85; < Hindi bastī, akin to basnā to dwell
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Historical Examples of bustee

  • It may open on to a courtyard common to two or more houses, or it may lie behind any one of the gates of Jitha Megji's bustee.

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  • This outbreak led to the inoculation of one hundred and sixteen persons in the bustee out of about two hundred.

  • Bustee's body was stolen at night by his son, and Guyadut's was sold to his family by the soldiers.

British Dictionary definitions for bustee



  1. variant spellings of basti
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