hustler

[ huhs-ler ]
/ ˈhʌs lər /

noun

an enterprising person determined to succeed; go-getter.
Slang. a person who employs fraudulent or unscrupulous methods to obtain money; swindler.
Informal. an expert gambler or game player who seeks out challengers, especially unsuspecting amateur ones, in order to win money from them: He earned his living as a pool hustler.
Slang. a prostitute.
a person who hustles.

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Origin of hustler

First recorded in 1815–25; hustle + -er1

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