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noun bust pronunciation in American English /bʌst/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a model of the head and shoulders of a person made out of stone, wood, metal, etc.
    a bust of Shakespeare
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  2. 2
    [countable] a womans breasts, used especially when taking their measurements
    Measure the hips, waist, and bust.
  3. 4
    [singular] informal a complete failure
    The movie was a total bust.
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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boutonnière

a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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