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bustee

or bus·ti

[buhs-tee]
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

bustee

busti

noun
  1. variant spellings of basti
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