abus·​tle | \ əˈ- \

Definition of abustle

: showing great activity : stirring busily a store abustle with crowds

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First Known Use of abustle

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abustle

a- entry 1 + bustle, verb

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“Abustle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abustle. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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