Associations to the word «Bustle»


BUSTLE, noun. An excited activity; a stir.
BUSTLE, noun. (computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
BUSTLE, noun. (historical) A frame worn underneath a woman's skirt, typically only protruding from the rear as opposed to the earlier more circular hoops.
BUSTLE, verb. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
BUSTLE, verb. To teem or abound (usually followed by with); to exhibit an energetic and active abundance (of a thing). See also bustle with.
BUSTLE WITH, verb. To teem with; abound with; to exhibit an energetic and active abundance of a thing; (of a place) to be full of a certain activity or active beings.

Dictionary definition

BUSTLE, noun. A rapid active commotion.
BUSTLE, noun. A framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt.
BUSTLE, verb. Move or cause to move energetically or busily; "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance".

Wise words

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Mark Twain