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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
bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, 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 ?
I keep at my man to build a new kitchen, but he ain't one of your hustlers.
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.
She's certainly a hustler, that little girl of yours.
He isn't a hustler, but a rough man would never have suited Tony.
She knows we are both hustlers and she also knows I can't say no to her because she is my BFF( Best friend forever).
and received the Directors Award from FBI Director James Comey for their outstanding work in investigating and prosecuting the members of the violent Harvey Hustlers street gang.
There must be some hustlers born with silver spoons in their mouths, but none comes to mind.
Kenyan urban musicians often proudly identify themselves as hustlers and glorify the art of hustling in their works, thus, this essay delves into the creativity of the novel hustler identity within the Kenyan urban space.
Hustlers Dubai secured a close 63-59 win over Belkin Hoopers in a league match to keep their hopes alive for a semi-final slot in the Berry Hills 8th IBS Basketball League being held here.
Reay notes (as did Painter) an interesting change over time: macho males involved in paid sex between men faded with gay liberation struggles and the coming out of millions of Americans; or at least hustlers were recast as part of the "gay" community.
Pride, and then Zach Eyster and Brett Nielsen combined on another two-hitter in an 8-1 victory over the Columbia Gorge Hustlers.
Ball's bile splatters the larger culture--the country trapped in affluence and alienation, in cell phones and hustlers, and blockbuster movies whose heroes would rather blow something up than acknowledge the sexual desire between them.