Hustler - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhʌslər|  American pronunciation of the word hustler
Brit.  |ˈhʌslə|  British pronunciation of the word hustler


- a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets (syn: floozie, floozy, hooker, slattern, streetwalker)
- a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties (syn: operator)


The guards hustled the prisoners into the jail.

The star's manager hustled him out the back door of the theater to avoid the throngs of fans.

He's not the most talented player on the team, but he always hustles.

He's been hustling drugs for a few years.

They hustle diamonds, furs—whatever people are buying.

Word forms

singular: hustler
plural: hustlers
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