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Topic: CLOTHES

Sense: 1
Date: 1600-1700
Origin: BUSTLE1
Sense: 2
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Origin unknown

bustle

2 noun
     
bustle2
1 [singular] busy and usually noisy activity
bustle of
a continual bustle of people coming and going

➔ hustle and bustle

at hustle2 (1)
2 [countable]DCC a frame worn by women in the past to hold out the back of their skirts
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