hustler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hustler a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties
    • n hustler a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hustler One who hustles; specifically, one who is active and energetic in business; a lively worker.
    • n hustler A strong, heavy turning-chisel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hustler an energetic fellow
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Quotations

  • Mark Sullivan
    Mark Sullivan
    “The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler.”
  • Gore Vidal
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    “In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. hutsen, hutselen, to shake to and fro; cf. hotchpotch.

Usage

In literature:

Folks is entitled to what they kin git; and they're hustlers.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
The individual who seemed to combine the functions of station agent and baggage hustler approached, wheeling a truck.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Walthew's a little too much of a hustler; I'd rather he'd stop to think.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
It isn't a part of my duty to consult you, and you're a bit of a hustler.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
The construction foreman was a hustler, and we had to get the spikes in.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
You were obviously born a hustler, but you have an ingenuousness that disarms resentment.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
They're hustlers, I guess.
"Flip's "Islands of Providence"" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Landon is almost as good a hustler as Tony, and a much better forester.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
He looks like a hustler.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
And NORTHCLIFFE calls himself a hustler.
"Punch or the London Charivari, October 20, 1920" by Various
Still, the construction foreman was a hustler, and we had to get the spikes in.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
I must say Charlie's a hustler, all right.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
She's a hustler an' she's thorough, is Mirandy Bailey.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The lazy man is always willing to give the hustler a big percentage for collecting the living that the world owes him.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
Moise is a hustler, all right, besides being a cook.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Old Man Curry and the hustler were friends, each possessing trait which the other respected.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Sometimes I think we Americans aren't such good hustlers after all.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
He's a hustler, is Bill.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
But the robin is a hustler, probably the most enterprising of all our birds.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
What a hustler the robin is!
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
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In news:

Nikki Turner's Natural Born Hustler.
Hustler shouldn't have used wet T-shirt contest photos of TV newswoman Catherine Bosley, court says.
Local news anchor Catherine Bosley triumphed this week over Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt in the latest round of a years-long battle over a revealing photo of her his publication ran without permission.
How an eccentric guru and charming hustler made yoga popular in America.
The photo we had to run: McConaughey as hustler.
Hustlers Use DNC To Make A Quick Buck .
The Haubstadt Hustler $10,000-to-win feature will begin at 7:30 pm on Saturday.
"Since 15 in my stilettos been struttin' in this game," boasts the female definition of a hustler.
Reformed street hustlers tell cautionary tales for students at alternative school.
A modest comedy that springs indecently funny surprises, Cedar Rapids drops Midwestern insurance hustlers into a sales conference in Cedar Rapids , Iowa.
Justices won't reinstate award against Hustler magazine in nude photo dispute .
Those who flash their private parts on the anonymous video-chat service will be automatically redirected to an adult Web site that may or may not be Hustler, and their computer will forever be blocked from Chatroulette.
This Hollywood biopic, telling the story of Harlem hustler, Frank Lucas, debuted in 2007 starring.
(Memphis) – Delano Parker hoped a part in a movie titled, " Gangsters , Hustlers, and Hoes" would launch his entertainment career.
Hipster , Hacker, and Hustler.
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