bustle definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to go or cause to go energetically and busily.
  • noun:
    • Excited and frequently loud activity; a stir.
    • A frame or pad to aid and expand the fullness of straight back of a female's skirt.
    • A bow, peplum, or gathering of material at the rear of a female's top below the waistline.
    • An excited task; a stir.
    • A cover to safeguard and hide the trunk panel of a computer or other office device.
    • A frame used underneath a woman's skirt.
    • Great blend; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement.
    • A kind of pad or pillow used on the straight back underneath the waistline, by women, to give fullness toward skirts; -- labeled as also bishop, and tournure.
    • task with sound and agitation; stir; hurry-scurry.
    • A pad, cushion, curved frame-work of wire, or even the want, donned by ladies regarding straight back an element of the human body below the waist for the intended purpose of improving the figure, resulting in the folds of the top to hang gracefully, and steering clear of the top from interfering with all the feet in walking.
    • a rapid active commotion
    • a framework worn behind below the waist for giving fullness to a lady's dress
  • verb:
    • to go busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
    • To teem or abound (usually followed by with); to exhibit a lively and energetic abundance (of something). See in addition bustle with.
    • move or cause to go energetically or busily
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to maneuver noisily; becoming rudely active; to maneuver in ways to cause agitation or disruption.
  • others:
    • to show activity with some sound or agitation; be active and stirring; move rapidly and energetically: often utilized, reflexively.

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