verb (used without object), has·sled, has·sling.
verb (used with object), has·sled, has·sling.
Origin of hassle
Synonyms for hassle
Related Words for hasslingannoy, pester, bedevil, squabble, bicker, beleaguer, hound, wrangle, quibble, plague, argue, harry, dispute, worry, badger, dun, argufy
Examples from the Web for hassling
Contemporary Examples of hassling
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
Word Origin for hassle
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.