What does hustle mean?

Definitions for hustle
ˈhʌs əlhus·tle

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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. Mr vybs live:

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

  2. Kim Crowder:

    If you've been to a WNBA game and observed how these women hustle, then you go,' These are athletes. These are people who've trained their whole lives for this sport. Why aren't they being recognized in the same way ? Why aren't they being championed in the same way ?'.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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
  • 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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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. ultimo
    • B. tacky
    • C. unsealed
    • D. soft-witted

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