To bustle is defined as to hurry.(verb)
An example of to bustle is to run around preparing for work.
The definition of a bustle is a poof of fabric at the back of a skirt or dress.(noun)
An example of a bustle is when a wedding dress is hooked at the back to hold up a train of fabric.
See bustle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: for earlier buskle < ME busken, to prepare, adorn < ON buask, to make onself ready < bua, to prepare (see bondage) + sik, refl. pron.
Origin: < ?
See bustle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intr. & tr.v. bus·tled, bus·tling, bus·tles
Origin: Possibly variant of obsolete buskle
Origin: , frequentative of busk, to prepare oneself
Origin: , from Old Norse būask
Origin: , reflexive of būa, to prepare; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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