[jos-uh l] /ˈdʒɒs əl/
verb (used with object), jostled, jostling.
to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely.
to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving:
The crowd jostled him into the subway.
to exist in close contact or proximity with:
The three families jostle each other in the small house.
to contend with:
rival gangs continually jostling each other.
to unsettle; disturb:
The thought jostled her complacency.
Slang. to pick the pocket of.
verb (used without object), jostled, jostling.
to bump or brush against someone or something, as in passing or in a crowd; push or shove (often followed by with, for, or against):
He jostled for position.
to exist in close contact or proximity with someone or something.
to compete; contend.
Slang. to pick pockets.
a shock, push, bump, or brush against someone or something.
to bump or push (someone) roughly
to come or bring into contact
to force (one’s way) by pushing
the act of jostling
a rough bump or push
1540s, justle, “to knock against,” formed from jousten (see joust) + frequentative suffix -tle. The usual spelling 17c.-18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was “to have sex with” (c.1400). Meaning “to contend for the best position or place” is from 1610s. Related: Jostled; jostling. As a noun from c.1600.
To pick pockets: a junkie vocation known as ”jostling”/ always looking for cats who were down there jostling (1929+)
[jos-yoo-ee] /ˈdʒɒs yu i/ noun, Douay Bible. 1. (defs 1, 2).
[jot] /dʒɒt/ verb (used with object), jotted, jotting. 1. to write or mark down quickly or briefly (usually followed by down): Jot down his license number. noun 2. the least part of something; a little bit: I don’t care a jot. Idioms 3. not a jot or tittle, not a bit; not at all: The […]
Jehovah is perfect. (1.) The youngest of Gideon’s seventy sons. He escaped when the rest were put to death by the order of Abimelech (Judg. 9:5). When “the citizens of Shechem and the whole house of Millo” were gathered together “by the plain of the pillar” (i.e., the stone set up by Joshua, 24:26; comp. […]
[hoh-tuh; Spanish haw-tah] /ˈhoʊ tə; Spanish ˈhɔ tɑ/ noun, plural jotas [hoh-tuh z; Spanish haw-tahs] /ˈhoʊ təz; Spanish ˈhɔ tɑs/ (Show IPA) 1. a Spanish dance in triple meter, performed by a couple and marked by complex rhythms executed with the heels and castanets. 2. the music for this dance. /Spanish ˈxɔta/ noun 1. a […]