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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haste (part of speech: noun)
hasten (part of speech: verb)
- At last he heard a bustle within the house. - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
- But 'tis no part of our bargain that we should bustle anybody but Simon the steward." - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.
- All was now bustle aboard the brig. - "The Ruined Cities of Zululand", Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley.