What does hustle mean?

Definitions for hustle
ˈhʌs əlhus·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam(noun)

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

  2. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir(verb)

    a rapid active commotion

  3. hustle(verb)

    cause to move furtively and hurriedly

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

  4. bustle, bustle about, hustle(verb)

    move or cause to move energetically or busily

    "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"

  5. hustle, pluck, roll(verb)

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

  6. hustle(verb)

    get by trying hard

    "she hustled a free lunch from the waiter"

  7. hustle(verb)

    pressure or urge someone into an action


  1. hustle(Noun)

    A state of busy activity.

  2. hustle(Noun)

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

  3. hustle(Verb)

    To rush or hurry.

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

  4. hustle(Verb)

    To con or deceive; especially financially.

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

  5. hustle(Verb)

    To bundle, to stow something quickly.

  6. hustle(Verb)

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

  7. hustle(Verb)

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

  8. hustle(Verb)

    To sell sex, to work as a pimp.

  9. hustle(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hustle(verb)

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

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

  2. Hustle(verb)

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

    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. Wisdom kdw:

    Become a ghost. Forget the attention. Just hustle.

  2. Mr vybs live:

    If You Wake Up And Find Yourself In A Place Called Uganda, Hustle & Pray Or You’re Finished.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Jesus lived a life of peace, love, kindness and forgiveness, during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, may we all do our best to follow his example.

  4. Purvi Raniga:

    Dreams. All this hustle for my dreams. All tries and failures for my dreams. All encounters of difficulties for my dreams. All flash of light in the end of tunnel for my dreams. Purvi Raniga.

  5. MCclane Otim Derick:

    for every one to reach the mountain top of his or her desire its really a hustle and hard work

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  • صخبArabic
  • pospíchat, spěchatCzech
  • Hektik, hetzen, betrügen, Hast, sich beeilen, Hetze, Eile, abziehenGerman
  • darse prisa, apurarseSpanish
  • کلاشی کردنPersian
  • kiire, hoppu, huiputtaa, hoppuilla, kiiruhtaa, huijata, petkuttaa, kiirehtiä, hustleFinnish
  • bousculadeFrench
  • למהר, לרמותHebrew
  • lHungarian
  • agitandoLatin
  • razkruķītLatvian
  • whakatūkawikawi, taututetute, tutetute, ātuteMāori
  • pośpiechPolish
  • apressar-sePortuguese
  • хасл, спешка, надувать, спешить, надуть, торопиться, раскрути́ть, толкотня, обмануть, суета, сутолока, обманыватьRussian
  • தள்ளுTamil
  • 喧囂Chinese

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    joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    • A. contempt
    • B. mitre
    • C. jab
    • D. hunch

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