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HUSTLER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hustler mean? 

HUSTLER (noun)
  The noun HUSTLER has 2 senses:

1. a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
2. a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties

  Familiarity information: HUSTLER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUSTLER (noun)


Sense 1hustler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

street girl; slattern; hustler; streetwalker; floozy; floozie; hooker

Hypernyms ("hustler" is a kind of...):

bawd; cocotte; cyprian; fancy woman; harlot; lady of pleasure; prostitute; sporting lady; tart; whore; woman of the street; working girl (a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money)


Sense 2hustler [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

wheeler dealer; hustler; operator

Hypernyms ("hustler" is a kind of...):

opportunist; self-seeker (a person who places expediency above principle)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hustler"):

wire-puller (one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends)


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