Definition of hustler in English:


Syllabification: hus·tler
Pronunciation: /ˈhəslər


informal , chiefly North American
  • 1An aggressively enterprising person; a go-getter.
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    • In his world of small-time hustlers, grouchy thugs and laconic crimefighters, there's always somebody with a new angle to work or a new beef to settle.
    • He's a thief, hustler, scamster, con man, who enjoys ripping off friends, family, waiters, old ladies, etc.
    • I shall meet some con men and hustlers, too, I suppose.
  • 1.1A prostitute.
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    • Frank acknowledged that he had had a relationship with the hustler but denied he knew about the prostitution ring.
    • They make money all year round and so are a great club to work for - but be warned, the night girls are hustlers and competition is fierce.
    • ‘I come from a street level, I was a hustler on the street, that was my thing,’ Kelly says.

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