What does HUSTLE mean?

Definitions for HUSTLE
ˈhʌs əlhus·tle

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word HUSTLE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflamnoun

    a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

  2. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stirverb

    a rapid active commotion

  3. hustleverb

    cause to move furtively and hurriedly

    "The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater"

  4. bustle, bustle about, hustleverb

    move or cause to move energetically or busily

    "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"

  5. hustle, pluck, rollverb

    sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

  6. hustleverb

    get by trying hard

    "she hustled a free lunch from the waiter"

  7. hustleverb

    pressure or urge someone into an action


  1. hustlenoun

    A state of busy activity.

  2. hustlenoun

    A type of disco dance. See Wikipedia:Hustle (dance) for more information.

  3. hustleverb

    To rush or hurry.

    I'll have to hustle to get there on time.

  4. hustleverb

    To con or deceive; especially financially.

    The guy tried to hustle me into buying into a bogus real estate deal.

  5. hustleverb

    To bundle, to stow something quickly.

  6. hustleverb

    to dance the hustle (see Wikipedia:Hustle (dance))

  7. hustleverb

    To play deliberately badly at a game or sport in an attempt to encourage players to challenge.

  8. hustleverb

    To sell sex, to work as a pimp.

  9. hustleverb

    To be a prostitute, to exchange use of one's body for sexual purposes for money.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Hustleverb

    To shake together.

    Etymology: perhaps corrupted from hurtle.



    Hustle (ハッスル, Hassuru) was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion managed by Nobuhiko Takada. Hustle can be described as an industry experiment to market the sports entertainment style of professional wrestling in Japan.


  1. hustle

    Hustle generally refers to quick, energetic activity or movement, often intended to achieve a goal. It can also mean to work hard towards one's goals in an energetic, determined way. In a more informal or slang sense, it could refer to engaging in small-scale, unofficial, or sometimes fraudulent schemes in order to make a profit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hustleverb

    to shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room

  2. Hustleverb

    to push or crows; to force one's way; to move hustily and with confusion; a hurry

  3. Etymology: [D. hustelen to shake, fr. husten to shake. Cf. Hotchpotch.]


  1. Hustle

    Hustle is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion managed by Nobuhiko Takada. Hustle can be described as an industry experiment to market the sports entertainment style of professional wrestling in Japan.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hustle

    hus′l, v.t. to shake or push together: to crowd with violence.—n. Hus′tler, an energetic fellow. [Old Dut. hutsen, hutselen, to shake to and fro; cf. hotchpotch.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HUSTLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HUSTLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of HUSTLE in a Sentence

  1. Drew Lieberman:

    Sideline Hustle used to be in the NFL that guys tried to stay on one team for as long as possible, and there are a few guys who decided that the No. 1 thing they wanted to do was get paid as much as possible, which is their right.

  2. Anna Hakkarainen:

    Lapland is the antithesis to the urban hustle and bustle.

  3. Erin Lowry:

    You can't just go pick up a side hustle right now.

  4. Abraham Lincoln:

    Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

  5. Hiral Sanghavi:

    Angel investing is something that I believe you can completely get rid of with crowdfunding, angels come at the seed stage and crowdfunding literally has the ability to kill it. Related : How This Couple Created the All-In-One Travel Jacket That Is Nearing $ 2 Million on Kickstarter While Hiral Sanghavi is a fan of the benefits of crowdfunding, This Couple’s also learned firsthand that This Travel Jacket’s by no means easy. This Travel Jacket requires some serious hustle. This Couple first campaign, a blockbuster success, was stressful. Hiral Sanghavi learned a few things. Here are This Couple top three tips for crowdfunding success : The first BauBax travel jackets shipped four months late. Part of the reason for the delay was because the BauBax team expected to raise only $ 20,000. They raised $ 9.2 million on Kickstarter and another $ 2.3 million on Indiegogo. That meant that BauBax had to manufacture a whole lot more jackets than it had been expecting to sell.

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Translations for HUSTLE

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  • صخبArabic
  • spěchat, pospíchatCzech
  • Hektik, Hast, sich beeilen, betrügen, Hetze, Eile, hetzen, abziehenGerman
  • apurarse, darse prisaSpanish
  • کلاشی کردنPersian
  • hustle, petkuttaa, huijata, kiirehtiä, kiiruhtaa, kiire, hoppu, huiputtaa, hoppuillaFinnish
  • bousculadeFrench
  • למהר, לרמותHebrew
  • lHungarian
  • mendorong dengan cepatIndonesian
  • attività febbrileItalian
  • ハッスルJapanese
  • 정력적 활동Korean
  • agitandoLatin
  • razkruķītLatvian
  • tutetute, whakatūkawikawi, ātute, taututetuteMāori
  • pośpiechPolish
  • apressar-sePortuguese
  • обманывать, толкотня, спешка, сутолока, надувать, спешить, суета, хасл, надуть, обмануть, торопиться, раскрути́тьRussian
  • தள்ளுTamil
  • เร่งรีบThai
  • aceleTurkish
  • ہلچلUrdu
  • chen lấnVietnamese
  • 喧囂Chinese

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    the verbal act of urging on
    A fervidness
    B flapper
    C instigation
    D imperviousness

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