busticate

[ buhs-ti-keyt ]
/ ˈbʌs tɪˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), bus·ti·cat·ed, bus·ti·cat·ing. Northern U.S.

to break into pieces.

Nearby words

  1. busted,
  2. bustee,
  3. buster,
  4. buster brown collar,
  5. buster collar,
  6. bustier,
  7. bustle,
  8. bustle pipe,
  9. bustline,
  10. bustling

Origin of busticate

a facetious formation from bust2 + -icate, on the model of the regularly formed rusticate

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