[ buhs-ti-keyt ]

verb (used with object),bus·ti·cat·ed, bus·ti·cat·ing.Northern U.S.
  1. to break into pieces.

Origin of busticate

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; a facetious formation from bust2 + -icate, on the model of the regularly formed rusticate

Words Nearby busticate

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