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hustle

[ huhs-uhl ]
/ ˈhʌs əl /
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verb (used without object), hus·tled, hus·tling.

verb (used with object), hus·tled, hus·tling.

noun

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Origin of hustle

First recorded in 1675–85; from Dutch husselen, hutselen “to shake, toss,” equivalent to hutsen “to shake” + -el- frequentative suffix; cf. -le

OTHER WORDS FROM hustle

out·hus·tle, verb (used with object), out·hus·tled, out·hus·tling.un·hus·tled, adjectiveun·hus·tling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hustle

hustle
/ (ˈhʌsəl) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of hustle

hustler, noun

Word Origin for hustle

C17: from Dutch husselen to shake, from Middle Dutch hutsen
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