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
Definition for bustle (2 of 2)
Origin of bustle2
OTHER WORDS FROM bustlebustled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for bustle
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.
The huge engine, the wonderful carriages, the imposing guard, the busy porters and the bustling station.
A gray-haired man with a bustling manner and wearing glasses came through the reception room and Mark stopped him.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
When the Turks saw a destroyer come bustling up at an unusual hour they said to themselves, "fee faw fum!"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The streets, which are exclusively inhabited by Chinese, presented a very bustling aspect.
The principal street presents a bustling appearance, being much frequented by carriages, as well as pedestrians.