Hustler



[huhs-ler] /ˈhʌs lər/

noun
1.
an enterprising person determined to succeed; go-getter.
2.
Slang. a person who employs fraudulent or unscrupulous methods to obtain money; swindler.
3.
Informal. an expert gambler or game player who seeks out challengers, especially unsuspecting amateur ones, in order to win money from them:
He earned his living as a pool hustler.
4.
Slang. a prostitute.
5.
a person who .
n.

1825, “thief” (especially one who roughs up his victims), from hustle (v.) + -er (1). Sense of “energetic worker” (especially, but not originally, a salesman) is from 1884; sense of “prostitute” dates from 1924.

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