hustings hustings  /ˈhə stɪŋz/


  • (n) the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)


  1. Candidates, of course, often say things on the hustings better left unrecorded.
  2. Campaign 2001: Back to the hustings to pitch his budget and pressure the pols.
  3. Having spent $60 million on restyling, beleaguered President Roy Abernethy, 60, all but abandoned the head office for the hustings to drum up dealer interest in the new models.


  1. "Several states are going to the hustings in October. Along with them we can have assembly polls here also," Banerjee told mediapersons after releasing her party's manifesto for the city civic poll.
    on May 13, 2010 By: Mamata Banerjee Source: Hindustan Times

  2. John McDonnell, who attempted to challenge Mr Brown for the leadership, said: "Gordon may have mentioned wanting a government of all the talents but at no stage in the hustings for his election as leader did he suggest a coalition with the...
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: John McDonnell Source: Times Online

  3. Peter Watt, Labour's general secretary, said: "Not only are hundreds of members attending each of our hustings but across the country local activists in 407 constituencies have attended selection meetings and have chosen to nominate Gordon Brown....
    on Jun 1, 2007 By: Peter Watt Source: BBC News

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