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
Example sentences from the Web for hustle
I have a generous magician friend who plays Santa as a holiday side hustle.When my daughter asked if Santa was real, my answer was yes|Vanessa McGrady|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
Amy Kean, founder of creative agency Six Things Impossible, believes the ad industry’s hustle culture is to blame for the growing pressure to perform and be visible.‘An unhealthy level of guilt’: Culture of presentism is making it harder to justify taking sick days|Jessica Davies|December 16, 2020|Digiday
Seeing the hustle and drive everyone had around me, I had no choice but to go harder.
Both plays required Metcalf’s rare athleticism and hustle, but also his athletic intelligence.Seahawks star DK Metcalf is impossible to miss. So how did the NFL miss on him?|Adam Kilgore|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
One of the things that we pride ourselves on here is respecting the hustle.
The others disappeared into the school, frantically hustling to try to make deals.
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
The machines were soon hustling through Washington Street as fast as the speed regulations would allow.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
I believe Ill call the flat The Hustleonly instead of its hustling like the car, well be the ones.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
Even farming's got to be a science, and it keeps me hustling to learn what the new words mean in the agricultural papers.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
She is positively brisk in hustling for apples in the orchard and for heads of oats around the oat stack.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
He gen'rally stirred up the most of his touse In hustling to save the outside of the house.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various