Definition of Hustler

1. Noun. A prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets.

2. Noun. A shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties.
Exact synonyms: Operator, Wheeler Dealer
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Opportunist, Self-seeker
Specialized synonyms: Wire-puller
Derivative terms: Hustle

Definition of Hustler

1. Noun. One who hustles: especially somebody who pretends to be an amateur at a game in order to win bets. ¹

2. Noun. A pimp. ¹

3. Noun. A prostitute. ¹

4. Noun. A male prostitute who sells his services to men. ¹

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Definition of Hustler

1. one that hustles [n -S] - See also: hustles

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hustler

hussar monkey
hustle alarm
hustle and bustle
hutch bladder diverticulum

Literary usage of Hustler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wisconsin Journal of Education by Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin Education Association, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (1890)
"THE "hustler" is a product of our times and conditions. He is the man who at present commands money and positions. A chief recommendation for a candidate ..."

2. Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences of Professor Porson and Others by Edmund Henry Barker (1852)
"hustler has the document signed by the authorities at Trin. ... Mr Mills, ail old clergyman at Bury,' told hustler that an Earl of Bristol iu former times ..."

3. The Quaker Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Evelyn Noble Armitage (1896)
"SARAH hustler FOX was born on August 8th, 1800, at Undercliffe, near Bradford, ... She was the only daughter of John and Jane hustler, and married in 1825, ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"481 ; Coke's Institutes, iii. 29 ; Cal. Rot. Pat. pp. 39, 276, 316, 328 ; Campbell'« Lives of the Chief Justices.] JAH hustler, JOHN ..."

5. The Topographer and Genealogist by John Gough Nichols (1846)
"In 1727, Sir William hustler obtained a grant of arms from Anstis Garter, of " Argent, on a fesse azure, between two martlets sable, three fleurs de lis or ..."

6. A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain by Bernard Burke (1862)
"JAMES hustler, Esq. of Acklam, the youngest son of Sir William, was tho last male heir of the old stock ; ho dying ». p., the whole of the estates at Acklam ..."

7. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"William hustler, 1665, vicar of Ilkley : Whitaker's Hist, of Craven, p. 270. ... Thomas Peirse and Anne hustler (Acklam, co. York): Marriage Lie. ..."

8. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1891)
"At Low Fold the kindly Quaker family of hustler, so well known in Bradford during last century and the first quarter of this, were resident for many ..."

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