verb (used with object), jos·tled, jos·tling.
verb (used without object), jos·tled, jos·tling.
Origin of jostle
Related Words for jostlescramble, shove, hustle, shoulder, bulldoze, nudge, crowd, press, butt, thrust, jolt, push, jog, elbow, crash, squeeze, jab, joggle
Examples from the Web for jostle
Contemporary Examples of jostle
Outside of the U.S. embassy, thousands of Americans and Haitians jostle daily for a ticket off the island.Desperate to Escape Haiti
February 5, 2010
Historical Examples of jostle
And working men may keep the wall, and jostle prince and peer.
Well; we, in trifling with this jingling toy, have had the ill-luck to jostle and fall out.Barnaby Rudge
I have little fancy for the whirl of society, and none for the jostle of politics.The Prisoner of Zenda
Your roads in life are so numerous and so varied, that you need not jostle.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
Let us not jostle and crowd each other too harshly, while we are en route.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
Word Origin for jostle
1540s, justle, "to knock against," formed from jousten (see joust) + frequentative suffix -tle. The usual spelling 17c.-18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was "to have sex with" (c.1400). Meaning "to contend for the best position or place" is from 1610s. Related: Jostled; jostling. As a noun from c.1600.