- (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.
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
How to use hustle in a sentence
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