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Definition of bustle:

  1. A kind of pad or cushion worn on the back below the waist, by women, to give fullness to the skirts; - called also bishop, and tournure.
  2. Great stir; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement.
  3. To move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a crowd.


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