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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hus•tleˈhʌs əl(v.; n.)-tled, -tling

  1. (v.i.)to proceed or work rapidly or energetically.

  2. to push or force one's way; jostle or shove.

  3. to be aggressive, esp. in business or other financial dealings.

  4. Slang. to earn one's living by illicit or unethical means.

    Category: Status (usage)

  5. Slang. (of a prostitute) to solicit clients.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (v.t.)to convey or cause to move, esp. to leave, roughly or hurriedly.

  7. to pressure or coerce (a person) to buy or do something, esp. something illicit or ultimately unprofitable.

  8. to urge, prod, or speed up:

    Hustle your work along.

  9. to obtain by aggressive and often illicit means:

    to hustle money from unsuspecting tourists.

  10. to sell, promote, or publicize aggressively or vigorously.

  11. to jostle, push, or shove roughly.

  12. (n.)energetic activity, as in work.

  13. discourteous shoving, pushing, or jostling.

  14. Slang. an inducing by pressure or deception to buy something, participate in a dishonest scheme, or the like. such a scheme, game, or trick.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of hustle:

1675–85; < D husselen, var. of hutselen to shake =hutsen to shake +-el- -le


Princeton's WordNet

  1. streetwalker, street girl, hooker, hustler, floozy, floozie, slattern(noun)

    a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

  2. hustler, wheeler dealer, operator(noun)

    a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties


  1. hustler(Noun)

    One who hustles: especially somebody who pretends to be an amateur at a game in order to win bets.

  2. hustler(Noun)

    A pimp.

  3. hustler(Noun)

    A prostitute.

  4. hustler(Noun)

    A male prostitute who sells his services to men.


  1. Hustler

    Hustler is a monthly pornographic magazine published in the United States. It was first published in 1974 by Larry Flynt. It was a step forward from the Hustler Newsletter, which was cheap advertising for his strip club businesses at the time. The magazine grew from a shaky start to a peak circulation of around 3 million; it has since dropped to approximately 500,000. It showed explicit views of the female genitalia, becoming one of the first major US-based magazines to do so, in contrast with relatively modest publications like Playboy. Today, Hustler is still considered more explicit than such well known competitors as Playboy and Penthouse. It frequently depicts hardcore themes, such as the use of sex toys, penetration and group sex. Larry Flynt Publications also owns the Hustler Casino in Gardena, California, the Hustler Club chain of bars and clubs, and Hustler store chain that sells adult-oriented videos, cIothing, magazines and sex toys. The chain's flagship store is on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Anagrams of hustler

  1. sluther

  2. hurtles

Translations for hustler

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


someone who tries to obtain money dishonestly; a swindler.

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