- a disorderly dispute.
- a problem brought about by pressures of time, money, inconvenience, etc.: Finding a decent place to have lunch in this neighborhood is always a hassle.
- to dispute or quarrel: children hassling over who has the most toys.
- to take time or effort: We don't want to hassle with all that waiting in line.
- to bother, annoy, or harass: I'll do the work, so don't hassle me.
Origin of hassle
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Related Words for hasslingannoy, pester, bedevil, squabble, bicker, beleaguer, hound, wrangle, quibble, plague, argue, harry, dispute, worry, badger, dun, argufy
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Now Obama needs his predecessor to help prevent a solid Republican Congress from hassling him all the way to January 20, 2017.The Only Way for Democrats to Win
October 24, 2014
- a prolonged argument; wrangle
- a great deal of trouble; difficulty; nuisance
- (intr) to quarrel or wrangle
- (tr) to cause annoyance or trouble to (someone); harass
Word Origin for hassle
Word Origin and History for hassling
1951, from hassle (n.). Related: Hassled; hassling.
1945, American English, perhaps from U.S. Southern dialectal hassle "to pant, breathe noisily" (1928), of unknown origin; or perhaps from hatchel "to harass" (1800), which may be a variant of hazel, the name of the plant that furnished switches for whippings. Noted in 1946 as a show biz vogue word.