verb (used without object), hus·tled, hus·tling.
verb (used with object), hus·tled, hus·tling.
- (of a prostitute) to solicit (someone).
- to attempt to persuade (someone) to have sexual relations.
- an inducing by fraud, pressure, or deception, especially of inexperienced or uninformed persons, to buy something, participate in an illicit scheme or dishonest gambling game, etc.
- such a product, scheme, gambling game, etc.
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Origin of hustle
OTHER WORDS FROM hustleout·hus·tle, verb (used with object), out·hus·tled, out·hus·tling.un·hus·tled, adjectiveun·hus·tling, adjective
Words nearby hustle
Example sentences from the Web for hustle
The hustle and desire to expand eventually led him to seek out his own space in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
He was someone who could do a hustle and a scam just below the radar of getting law enforcement over the hump to care.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
At Directive, Izabelle combines her sales hustle mentality and creative writing expertise to cover a wide variety of SaaS marketing topics and support long-term marketing strategy.Five content promotion strategies SaaS marketers should implement today|Izabelle Hundrev|August 28, 2020|Search Engine Watch
What started as a side hustle — selling baked goods — turned into a full-time business in 2019.A domino effect: How USPS delays may hurt e-commerce startups|Anna Hensel|August 14, 2020|Digiday
Michelle Lovero-Holliday has taken a step back from the hustle of delivering groceries.Covid-19 is exposing the inequality of mental health care access for essential workers|Michelle Cheng|July 5, 2020|Quartz
If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The bar starts to get busy and the bartenders, two of whom are wearing Casa Bruja T-shirts, begin to really hustle.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her hustle has started to pay off and she started a 14-date national tour in early November.
Halfway to the park, the hustle of Goma and outlying villages faded behind him.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Summer vacations should offer a hiatus from the hustle but at the Hamptons everyone is selling or pushing someone or something.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag|Robert Gold|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If we hustle right smart we can get a pen done 'fore dark, let alone gettin' them cattle into a shed.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
You know Ive run the engine attached to The Hustle many a time; the men used to let me do it.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
The tall Schree warriors, their long faces expressionless, started to hustle the three captives toward the door again.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
I know pretty well when Christmas is comin', by the way I got to hustle, an' the size of the boxes I got to carry.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
I want you to hustle back to the hotel and tell Frank that I'm here.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit|Burt L. Standish