Definitions for hassleˈhæs əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

has•sle*ˈhæs əl(n.; v.)-sled, -sling.

  1. (n.)a disorderly dispute.

    Category: Informal

  2. a troublesome or trying situation; bother.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  3. (v.i.)to dispute or quarrel.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  4. to be put to inconvenience, exertion, etc.:

    to hassle with heavy traffic.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  5. (v.t.)to bother or harass.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

* Informal..

Origin of hassle:

1935–40; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle(noun)

    an angry disturbance

    "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"

  2. hassle, scuffle, tussle, dogfight, rough-and-tumble(verb)

    disorderly fighting

  3. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)

    annoy continually or chronically

    "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hassle(noun)ˈhæs əl

    inconvenience or sth that causes inconvenience

    Parking around here can be a real hassle.

  2. hassle(verb)ˈhæs əl

    to annoy or irritate

    I hate salespeople who hassle me in stores.


  1. hassle(Noun)

    Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.

    I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.

  2. hassle(Noun)

    A fight or argument.

  3. hassle(Noun)

    An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.

  4. hassle(Verb)

    To trouble, to bother, to annoy.

    The unlucky boy was hassled by a gang of troublemakers on his way home.

  5. hassle(Verb)

    To pick a fight or start an argument.


  1. Hassle

    Hassle is a location in Närke, Sweden, where a Celtic treasure was found in 1936. The treasure comprises a large bronze cauldron which contained two Bronze Age swords of the Hallstatt type, a pommel of bronze, two bronze buckets with ciste a cordoni, two small hooks of bronze and twelve large circular bronze plates with fittings of iron. All of the items were imported. The cauldron belongs to a special kind of cultic cauldrons usually found in Italy and Greece, while the buckets are of a kind found in southern and central Europe.

Anagrams of hassle

  1. lashes

  2. halses

  3. shales

Translations for hassle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


trouble or fuss

It's such a hassle to get to work on time: Travelling with children is such a hassle.

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