intransitive verb-·sled, -·sling
Origin of tussleLate Middle English tussillen, frequentative of tusen (in compound ), to pull: see tousle
intransitive verbtus·sled, tus·sling, tus·sles
Origin of tussleMiddle English tussillen frequentative of -tousen to pull roughly
(third-person singular simple present tussles, present participle tussling, simple past and past participle tussled)
- To have a tussle.
- The two sets of fans were tussling before the game.
Related to tousle.