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Definition of Bustle

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commotion, uproar, lively activity; cover used for protecting and hiding the back panel of a computer; (obsolete) frame supporting and expanding the fullness of the back of a woman's skirt; bow or gathering of material at the back of a lady's skirt below the waist
be noisy; hurry, rush, run around
Bustle Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a crowd.
  
(n.)
Great stir; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement.
  
(n.)
A kind of pad or cushion worn on the back below the waist, by women, to give fullness to the skirts; -- called also bishop, and tournure.
  
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bustle
\bus"tle\ (bŭs"s'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. bustled (-s'ld); p. pr. & vb.n. bustling (-sl&ibreve;ng).] [cf. oe. buskle, perh. fr. as. bysig busy, bysg-ian to busy + the verbal termination -le; or icel. bustla to splash, bustle.] to move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a crowd. and leave the world for me to bustle in.
bustle
\bus"tle\, n. great stir; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement. a strange bustle and disturbance in the world.
bustle
\bus"tle\, n. a kind of pad or cushion worn on the back below the waist, by women, to give fullness to the skirts; -- called also bishop, and tournure.
bustle
n
1. a rapid bustling commotion [syn: hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir]


2. a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt v : move or cause to move energetically or busily; "the cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance" [syn: bustle about, hustle]



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To hurry.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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Didrafferth = a. without bustle
Estrico = v. to bustle, to haste
Ffraw = n. state of motion, bustle, a. full of motion, alert
Ffrawd = n. commotion, bustle
Ffrwst = n. hurry, bustle
Ffrysio = v. to bustle
Ffrystellu = v. to bustle
Ffrystiol = a. full of bustle
Ffulliog = a. full of bustle
Ffwdan = n. bustle, hurry
Frawddu = v. to be full of bustle
Heldrin = n. business; bustle
Prwyatlo = v. to bustle, to agitate
Trafaes = n. stir, bustle; pains
Trafferth = n. business, bustle
Trafferthu = v. to bustle, to toil
Trafod = n. a stirring, bustle
Trafodi = v. to stir; to bustle, to strive, to intermeddle
Trafyn = a stir, a bustle, a range
Trin = n. management; bustle; trouble; an action, a battle, v. to meddle;
Trybest = n. commotion, bustle
Trybestu = v. to bluster, to bustle
Ystwrio = v. to bustle, to stir
Anagram
      subtle
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a rapid bustling commotion
(synonym) hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir
(hypernym) commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult
(derivation) bustle about, hustle
2. a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt
(hypernym) framework, frame, framing

Verb
1. move or cause to move energetically or busily; "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"
(synonym) bustle about, hustle
(hypernym) move
(entail) rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along
(derivation) hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir
Bustle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A bustle is a type of framework used to expand the fullness or support the drapery of the back of a woman's dress, occurring predominantly in the mid-to-late 19th century. Bustles were worn under the skirt in the back, just below the waist, to keep the skirt from dragging. Heavy fabric tended to pull the back of a skirt down and flatten it. Thus, a woman's petticoated or crinolined skirt would lose its shape during everyday wear (from merely sitting down or moving about). The word "bustle" has become synonymous with the fashion to which the bustle was integral.

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