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Origin of rustle

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English verb rustlen; compare Frisian russelje, Dutch ridselen; imitative of the sound

OTHER WORDS FROM rustle

rus·tling·ly, adverbun·rus·tling, adjective
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How to use rustle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rustle (1 of 2)

rustle1
/ (ˈrʌsəl) /

verb
to make or cause to make a low crisp whispering or rubbing sound, as of dry leaves or paper
to move with such a sound
noun
such a sound or sounds

Derived forms of rustle

rustling, adjective, nounrustlingly, adverb

Word Origin for rustle

Old English hrūxlian; related to Gothic hrukjan to crow ², Old Norse hraukr raven, crow 1

British Dictionary definitions for rustle (2 of 2)

rustle2
/ (ˈrʌsəl) /

verb
mainly US and Canadian to steal (cattle, horses, etc)
US and Canadian informal to move swiftly and energetically

Word Origin for rustle

C19: probably special use of rustle 1 (in the sense: to move with quiet sound)
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