verb (used without object), bus·tled, bus·tling.
verb (used with object), bus·tled, bus·tling.
Origin of bustle1
Related formsbus·tler, nounbus·tling·ly, adverbun·bus·tling, adjective
Examples from the Web for bustling
It was the Civil War that drove Leslie from his Cincinnati home to the bustling metropolis of New York City.
We spent time in the bustling visitor center, then took a spin through the packed Civil War museum.
Mandelbaum began her climb to the top of the crime world as a peddler on the rough-and-tumble, bustling streets of New York City.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Off the coast of Japan stands a crumbling, post-apocalyptic abandoned island that once held a bustling mining community.
What was once one of 505 uninhabited islands in the region quickly became a bustling, crammed metropolis.
Right in the busiest, most bustling part of the town, its fresco and bronze and iron quaintly suggestive of mediæval times.Violets and Other Tales|Alice Ruth Moore
It is, consequently, a lively and bustling place, and has a considerable coasting trade.Northern Travel|Bayard Taylor
Mr. Pierson was bustling and shrewd; not made of the finest clay, yet not at all a bad fellow.Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Every house he saw was his own, the bustling wife, with welcome in her eyes, eager to assure your comfort.The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists|George Bryce
The nearest way to it is straight along this street, but that is too bustling for me.Sybil|Benjamin Disraeli