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.

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. Rudyard Kipling:

    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear: A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.

  2. Siddharth Astir:

    You can either judge someone's hustle or focus on your own.

  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. Andrew Garfield:

    It's like that hustle culture thing, and it's not conducive to good mental health I would argue, but also it's not conducive to one's true self in a way because you're constantly chasing something outside or rules that have been placed upon you from the outside, i think it's unnatural to feel the pressure to be constantly making things.Inevitably you're going to start making things that must feel more mass-produced or feel less authentic to you or less, you know, from your own soul.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    He was playing 'Do the Hustle' - on an accordion. She said she found this 'sexy and brave.' I mean, the brave part I understand.

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

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. denudate
    • B. affront
    • C. embellish
    • D. rumpus

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