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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.
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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
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hustler

noun
An intensely energetic, enthusiastic person:
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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
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hustler

[ˈhʌslər] n
(= prostitute) (male)prostitué m; (female)prostituée f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hustler

n
(male) → Strichjunge m (inf)
(US inf: = hard worker) → Arbeitstier nt (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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She's certainly a hustler, that little girl of yours."
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