Hustle may mean:


  • Hustle, to use a gambling technique in which a player hides his/her true skill while betting on billiards games in order to trick the opponent into significantly raising the stakes, and only then playing at full capability (or in a broader usage, engaging in a similar strategy when betting on other activities)
  • Street hustle: To act as a male prostitute and/or pimp, or (in a broader usage) a grifter, or (in an even broader usage common in hip hop culture) someone who gets by in life any way that they can

See also Lumpenproletariat.



  • In basketball, to hustle means to run down the court quickly to get a pass or a free ball (from the original meaning of the word, "to go quickly").

See also the sports and gaming gambling technique above under "Slang".

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