Hustle Definition

hŭsəl
hustled, hustles, hustling
verb
hustled, hustles, hustling
To push or knock about; shove or jostle in a rude, rough manner.
Webster's New World
To work or act rapidly or energetically.
Webster's New World
To push one's way; move hurriedly.
Webster's New World
To act aggressively, especially in business dealings.
American Heritage
To obtain money by aggressive or dishonest means.
Webster's New World
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noun
The act of hustling; esp., rough jostling or shoving.
Webster's New World
Energetic action or effort; drive.
Webster's New World
A way of making money, esp. a dishonest way.
Webster's New World
The definition of a hustle is an act of shoving or a quick movement, or an act of getting something by wrongful or illegal means.
An example of a hustle is a quick run across the soccer field.
An example of a hustle is a stealing of money.
YourDictionary

A type of disco dance.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Hustle

Noun

Singular:
hustle
Plural:
hustles

Origin of Hustle

  • Dutch husselen to shake from Middle Dutch hustelen frequentative of hutsen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • By metathesis from Dutch hutselen (“to shake up”).

    From Wiktionary

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