verb (used without object), bus·tled, bus·tling.
verb (used with object), bus·tled, bus·tling.
- buster brown collar,
- buster collar,
- bustle pipe,
- busto arsizio,
Origin of bustle1
Origin of bustle2
Examples 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
Word Origin for bustle
Word Origin for bustle
"be active," 1570s (bustling "noisy or excited activity" is from early 15c.), frequentative of Middle English bresten "to rush, break," from Old English bersten (see burst (v.)), influenced by Old Norse buask "to make oneself ready" (see busk (v.)), or from busk (v.) via a frequentative form buskle. Related: Bustled; bustling; bustler.
"padding in a skirt," 1788, of uncertain origin, perhaps from German Buschel "bunch, pad," or it might be a special use of bustle (n.1) with reference to "rustling motion."
BUSTLE. A pad stuffed with cotton, feathers, bran, &c., worn by ladies for the double purpose of giving a greater rotundity or prominence to the hips, and setting off the smallness of the waist. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
"activity, stir, fuss, commotion," 1630s, from bustle (v.).