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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The first known use of abustle was in 1887

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