verb (used with object), jos·tled, jos·tling.
verb (used without object), jos·tled, jos·tling.
Origin of jostle
Examples from the Web for jostling
At first, I could only see people running, yelling and jostling.
From the seat behind, Red Dog reaches forward to tap Willie on the shoulder, jostling Gregg awake in the process.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, Midnight Memories is more like a bunch of aspiring singles jumbled together, jostling for attention.
Midnight Memories is a bunch of aspiring singles jumbled together, jostling for attention.
How many do they include among their jostling, competitive peers?Why Jonathan Franzen Can’t Appreciate Edith Wharton|Marina Budhos|March 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He stays with her longer: there is no jostling now; the dexterous servant delays the oncoming stream of guests.A Young Man's Year|Anthony Hope
Such excitement, such running and jostling of the dirty unwashed to get along!Sporting Society, Vol. I (of 2)|Various
And then they would turn and run back again, making dancing movements round one another and jostling one another.All Roads Lead to Calvary|Jerome K. Jerome
Some of the people rushing about on that platform and jostling each other would have been the better for safety valves!Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished|R.M. Ballantyne
Naked slaves ran hither and thither, jostling one another and opening jars of perfume.The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski
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.