verb (used without object), bus·tled, bus·tling.
verb (used with object), bus·tled, bus·tling.
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Origin of bustle1
OTHER WORDS FROM bustlebustler, nounbus·tling·ly, adverbun·bus·tling, adjective
Words nearby bustle
Definition for bustle (2 of 2)
Origin of bustle2
OTHER WORDS FROM bustlebustled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for bustle
After nine months, McKeever gradually began to introduce Roger to the bustle and noise of New York.
There is much purposeful hustle and bustle but tasks go uncompleted; confusion reigns.
Since the film is set in the 19th century, Jones was outfitted in a series of Victorian era gowns, replete with bodice and bustle.
The bustle of the newsroom is a mere backdrop for self-involved characters to give talky speeches and taunt each other.Aaron Sorkin’s Cable Crackup: Why His HBO Series Is a Snooze|Howard Kurtz|June 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I miss the hustle and bustle of New York when I fly in to speak or for meetings.Rebecca Walker’s ‘Black Cool’ Promotes the Non-Material Side of Black Culture|Allison Samuels|February 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hildebrand, it is true, did not possess the one, but he was soon to forget his uneasiness in the bustle of the other.Hildebrand|Anonymous
Certainly, in New York, we are too vain of our bustle to realize how mannerless and motiveless it is.
There was a loud shriek from the bar, and a bustle—the prisoner had fainted.
There was of course a great deal of bustle and preparation, and all children enjoy that, I fancy.The Carved Lions|Mrs. Molesworth
He was away from the bustle of the city, and an atmosphere of peace almost like that of the country was about him.The Mystery of Evelin Delorme|Albert Bigelow Paine