Definition of bustle
- bustled around the kitchen
- The house was bustling with activity.
She bustled around the kitchen getting ready for dinner guests.
on Saturdays the city's downtown bustles with activity as a farmers' market sets up shop
First Known Use: 1548See Words from the same year
barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bowl, breeze, bundle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurry, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoom;
beat it, get a move on, make tracks, shake a leg, step on it;
First Known Use: 1782See Words from the same year
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an inn where caravans rest at night
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