hustler


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hus·tle

 (hŭs′əl)
v. hus·tled, hus·tling, hus·tles
v.intr.
1. To move or act energetically and rapidly: We hustled to get dinner ready on time.
2. To push or force one's way.
3. To act aggressively, especially in business dealings.
4. Slang
a. To obtain something by deceitful or illicit means; practice theft or swindling.
b. To solicit customers. Used of a pimp or prostitute.
c. To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
v.tr.
1. To push or convey in a hurried or rough manner: hustled the prisoner into a van.
2. To cause or urge to proceed quickly; hurry: hustled the board into a quick decision.
3. Slang
a. To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means: hustled stolen watches; hustling spare change.
b. To pressure into buying or doing something: a barfly hustling the other customers for drinks.
c. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling: hustle pool.
n.
1. The act or an instance of jostling or shoving.
2. Energetic activity; drive.
3. Slang An illicit or unethical way of doing business or obtaining money; a fraud or deceit: "the most dangerous and wide-open drug hustle of them all" (Newsweek).

[Dutch husselen, to shake, from Middle Dutch hustelen, frequentative of hutsen.]

hus′tler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hustler - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, lady of pleasure, sporting lady, tart, woman of the street, working girl - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
2.hustler - a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficultieshustler - a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
opportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency above principle
wire-puller - one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends

hustler

noun
An intensely energetic, enthusiastic person:
Translations
زانيَهشخْصٌ مُصَمِّمٌ على النَّجاحمُخْتَلِس، نَصّاب
podnikavecpodvodníkšlapka
fupmagerkarriererytterluderprostitueretsvindler
rámenős
šľapka
dolandırıcıfahişeorospusahtekârtuttuğunu koparan kimse

hustler

[ˈhʌsləʳ] N
1. (= go-getter) → persona f dinámica
2. (= swindler) → estafador(a) m/f, timador(a) m/f
3. (= prostitute) → puto(a) m/f

hustler

[ˈhʌslər] n
(= prostitute) (male)prostitué m; (female)prostituée f

hustler

n
(male) → Strichjunge m (inf)
(US inf: = hard worker) → Arbeitstier nt (inf)

hustle

(ˈhasl) verb
1. to push quickly and roughly. The man was hustled out of the office.
2. to make (someone) act quickly. Don't try to hustle me into making a sudden decision.
3. (American) to swindle; to obtain something dishonestly or illegally. to hustle money from old ladies; the car dealer tried to hustle us.
4. (American) to sell or earn one's living by illegal means. hustling on the streets; hustle drugs.
5. (American) (slang) to work as a prostitute; to solicit clients.
noun
quick and busy activity.
hustler noun
(American) (slang).
1. someone who tries to obtain money dishonestly; a swindler.
2. a prostitute.
3. (informal) someone (especially in business) who is determined to succeed.
References in classic literature ?
His wife was a "hustler," who gloried in hustling; his family got a comfortable living off the farm; and his strapping sons and daughters, inheriting their mother's energy, were all in a fair way to do well in the world.
She's certainly a hustler, that little girl of yours."
He isn't a hustler, but a rough man would never have suited Tony.
I keep at my man to build a new kitchen, but he ain't one of your hustlers. The parlor's in there and there's two rooms upstairs.
Barton is the bishop emeritus of the Western Electric to-day; and the big industry is now being run by a group of young hustlers, with H.
Double time at Ascot for Nigel Twiston-Davies and Carl Llewellyn as they win the two big races, with Sweet Duke taking the Long Walk Hurdle by two lengths from Burgoyne, ridden by Peter Niven, and Young Hustler convincingly too good for Latent Talent, ridden by Mark Richards for Simon Sherwood, in the Betterware Cup.
RAUNCHY sex store Hustler Hollywood is launching a megabucks bid to become Aston Villa's new shirt sponsors.
But in the field of "breast enhancers"--that is, cushions and contraptions that allow a lady to look hustler under her sweater than she does ha the shower--nearly two thirds of the patent holders were women.
AMERICAN sex shop chain Hustler Hollywood will open its first outlet outside the US today in Birmingham High Street.
The American owner of Hustler announced his scheme as he unveiled a new two-storey sex shop in Birmingham - believed to be the biggest in Britain.
"We look at C&D as a heavy-duty application," John Poplawski of Hustler Conveyor, St.
(Warhol essentially stopped making films in 1968, with Blue Movie.) In addition, Hainley has curated (in conjunction with the American Cinematheque) a run of double features titled "Andy Warhol Does Hollywood," which explores Warhol's variations on Hollywood themes by inventively pairing (among others) Warhol's Poor Little Rich Girl (1965), starring Edie Sedgwick, with the 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl starring Shirley Temple; and Warhol's My Hustler (1965) with John Huston's Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando.