What does hustle mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term hustle:

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

  2. Hustle(verb)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]

How to pronounce hustle?

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How to say hustle in sign language?

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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. Anna Hakkarainen:

    Lapland is the antithesis to the urban hustle and bustle.

  2. Siddharth Astir:

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

  3. Donald Gould:

    It passes a lot of time and I’m homeless; that’s my hustle out here.

  4. Abraham Lincoln:

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

  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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