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Definition of bustle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    bustle

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈbʌsl//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] busy and noisy activity the hustle and bustle of city life
  2. 2[countable] a frame that was worn under a skirt by women in the past in order to hold the skirt out at the back
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