verb (used with object), jos·tled, jos·tling.
verb (used without object), jos·tled, jos·tling.
Origin of jostle
Examples from the Web for jostle
Outside of the U.S. embassy, thousands of Americans and Haitians jostle daily for a ticket off the island.
The balloon made little progress, and the wind seemed as though unwilling to jostle its precious burden.Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
Saturn and Venus are as like to jostle as we upon our travels.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat
Have they no business to pursue, no office-stool to sit upon, no typewriting machines to jostle?American Sketches|Charles Whibley
Another, thirsting for the repose of the country, has to jostle daily through Cheapside.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. I (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
The islanders began to jostle their guests, to pilfer, and at last they seized upon the oars.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for jostle
Word Origin for jostle
Word Origin and History 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.