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jostle

[ jos-uhl ]
/ ˈdʒɒs əl /
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verb (used with object), jos·tled, jos·tling.
verb (used without object), jos·tled, jos·tling.
noun
a shock, push, bump, or brush against someone or something.
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Sometimes jus·tle [juhs-uhl] /ˈdʒʌs əl/ .

Origin of jostle

First recorded in 1350–1400; variant (in Middle English, variant spelling) of justle, equivalent to just(en) “to joust” + -le;see origin at joust

OTHER WORDS FROM jostle

jos·tle·ment, nounjostler, nounun·jos·tled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jostle

jostle
/ (ˈdʒɒsəl) /

verb
to bump or push (someone) roughly
to come or bring into contact
to force (one's way) by pushing
noun
the act of jostling
a rough bump or push

Derived forms of jostle

jostlement, nounjostler, noun

Word Origin for jostle

C14: see joust
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