hustle hustle  /ˈhə səl/


  1. (n) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
  2. (n) a rapid active commotion
  3. (v) cause to move furtively and hurriedly
  4. (v) move or cause to move energetically or busily
  5. (v) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  6. (v) get by trying hard
  7. (v) pressure or urge someone into an action

Derived Word(s)


  1. The son of a preacher, Tennis Pro Bobby Riggs learned early that heaven helps those who hustle their neighbors.
  2. The champion courts recognition; the hustler flees it.
  3. To hell with going downtown and trying to hustle.


  1. Pierre quietly consistent in June

    Without Juan Pierre's hustle on a routine grounder to second base, Giancarlo Stanton might have missed the opportunity to play hero with his home run Tuesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Florida Marlins

  2. Troops honor fellow service members at Kaneohe cemetery

    Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city resting on the top of Kaneohe lie thousands of our country's brave soldiers. But, their sacrifice is being met with this -- dingy, moldy headstones among the 9,000 burial plots at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. With just three workers and a laundry list of daily duties, the cemetery just can't keep up with the upkeep. "I can't even begin ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

  3. Fuse Network To Debut First Scripted Hip-Hop Dramedy 'The Hustle'

    FUSE Networks is bringing the rap hustle to the small screen with its first scripted series The Hustle . The special six-episode, half-hour dramedy puts the spotlight on the struggles of breaking it into the music biz, following up-and-coming rap duo Kutta and D, also known as "Brooklyn's Finest." As they try to juggle their friendship and aspirations, their childhood friend and A&R rep Ya-Ya ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine


  1. "They got all the energy points, the hustle points, second-chance points, points in the paint, beat us to the loose balls," Bryant said. "I mean, that's how the game turned around."
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Among the insights: Karl saying, "When we pass the ball, we usually play well," and Mavericks coach Avery Johnson telling his team during an early timeout, "Good hustle, men, keep it up."
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: George Karl Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The hustle has to be there every night. Last two nights, it hasn't been there," forward Ryan Gomes said after the Clippers loss. "You look at the games, look at the scores of these games and you can just tell by that, that something was...
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Ryan Gomes Source: USA Today

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