[huhs-uh l]

verb (used without object), hus·tled, hus·tling.

verb (used with object), hus·tled, hus·tling.


Nearby words

  1. husserl, edmund,
  2. hussite,
  3. hussites,
  4. hussy,
  5. hustings,
  6. hustle up,
  7. hustler,
  8. huston,
  9. huston, john,
  10. huswife

Origin of hustle

1675–85; < Dutch husselen, variant of hutselen to shake, equivalent to hutsen to shake + -el- -le

Related formsout·hus·tle, verb (used with object), out·hus·tled, out·hus·tling.un·hus·tled, adjectiveun·hus·tling, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for out-hustle

British Dictionary definitions for out-hustle



to shove or crowd (someone) roughly
to move or cause to move hurriedly or furtivelyhe hustled her out of sight
(tr) to deal with or cause to proceed hurriedlyto hustle legislation through
slang to earn or obtain (something) forcefully
US and Canadian slang (of procurers and prostitutes) to solicit


an instance of hustling
undue activity
a disco dance of the 1970s
Derived Formshustler, noun

Word Origin for hustle

C17: from Dutch husselen to shake, from Middle Dutch hutsen

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Word Origin and History for out-hustle
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