- a small settlement; village.
- a slum.
Origin of bustee
1880–85; < Hindi bastī, akin to basnā to dwell
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Examples from the Web for 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.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
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.A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II
- variant spellings of basti
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