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.
- to promote or publicize in a lively, vigorous, or aggressive manner: an author hustling her new book on the TV talk shows.
- an inducing by fraud, pressure, or deception, especially of inexperienced or uninformed persons, to buy something, to participate in an illicit scheme, 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 hustling
Rick Scott is over in Florida, and he is hustling business out of the state of Texas.
Like all “overnight” successes, Gelman has spent the better part of two decades hustling in all media.Brett Gelman Has Dinner with Your Favorite TV Sidekicks|Rich Goldstein|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The air in Lagos is one of striving, of hustling and it is a city that very easily leaves you behind.
Privately, he had huge inhibitions about hustling, but he fought them down and sweated.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers|Nik Cohn|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vali sings while playing with an alligator on a pink swing set, hustling at a lemonade stand and dancing with shadowy creatures.Miley Cyrus, Arcade Fire & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Victoria Kezra|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We made railroad rates with hustling agents, always on the lookout to do business with professionals.Nat Goodwin's Book|Nat C. Goodwin
He opened an alleyway for the spider in the sand, and, with his head down close, watched it hustling away.Four Days|Hetty Hemenway
But the stare, the hustling and the shouting may not be due to incivility.Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane
Almost at once mother was there, rubbing her feet with towels, hustling her into bed.Missy|Dana Gatlin
Hustling below, Dave ordered up the sailors and all but four of the marines.Dave Darrin on the Asiatic Station|H. Irving Hancock