bustee

bustee

[buhs-tee]
noun India.
1.
a small settlement; village.
2.
a slum.
Also, busti.


Origin:
1880–85; < Hindi bastī, akin to basnā to dwell

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basti, bustee or busti (ˈbʌstɪ)
 
n
(in India) a slum inhabited by poor people
 
[Urdu: settlement]
 
bustee, bustee or busti
 
n
 
[Urdu: settlement]
 
busti, bustee or busti
 
n
 
[Urdu: settlement]

bustee or busti (ˈbʌstiː)
 
n
variant spellings of basti
 
busti or busti
 
n

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Main Entry:  bustee1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in India, a slum or shanty town; also written busti
Etymology:  Hind. basti
Main Entry:  bustee2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in India, a small village; also written busti
Etymology:  Hind. basti
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