bustle bustle  /ˈbə səl/


  1. (n) a rapid active commotion
  2. (n) a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt
  3. (v) move or cause to move energetically or busily


  1. After batting practice he sits oh-so-cozily amid the clubhouse bustle, looking for weakness.
  2. Wong worries less about his cultural provenance and more about his own isolation amid the boom and bustle of the cityscape.
  3. In Dili's giddy bustle, ragged storekeepers in plywood shanties offer cheap Indonesian cigarettes smuggled in from West Timor, often with militia help.


  1. Residents challenge Clinton curfew at town meeting

    The daily bustle of activity in downtown Clinton during the day now includes imposed restrictions on that activity at night, thanks to a curfew imposed on May 30.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WAFB Baton Rouge

  2. Troops honor fellow service members at Kaneohe cemetery

    Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city resting on the top of Kaneohe lie thousands of our country's brave soldiers. But, their sacrifice is being met with this -- dingy, moldy headstones among the 9,000 burial plots at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. With just three workers and a laundry list of daily duties, the cemetery just can't keep up with the upkeep. "I can't even begin ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

  3. Stocks That Are Up on a Down Day - Real Time Insight

    The stock market is talking to you. Are you listening? In the hustle and bustle of the everyday world, many investors don't stop and listen to what the market is saying to them.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

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  1. "I've been on the hustle and bustle," Leslie said. "This is my second time here in New York, I've been to Atlanta. And in LA, working and doing appearances, whether it's been 'Good Morning America,' 'Good Day LA,' NBATV. I feel I've been...
    on Oct 17, 2009 By: Lisa Leslie Source: USA Today

  2. "Victor is learning all the time," said Osman. "He seems to be very difficult to mark or pick up in European football." "It is very different from the hustle and bustle of the Premier League and maybe foreign defenders are not used to...
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Leon Osman Source: ic Liverpool

  3. "There was a bustle around the track," Chitwood said. "People were getting here at 7 am the first day (Saturday). There's always room for improvement, of course. But I'm already excited about next year now that we've had it happen and people...
    on May 14, 2007 By: Joie Chitwood Source: SI.com

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