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Meaning of hustler

hus•tler

Pronunciation: (hus'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. an enterprising person determined to succeed; go-getter.
  2. a person who employs fraudulent or unscrupulous methods to obtain money; swindler.
  3. an expert gambler or game player who seeks out challengers, esp. unsuspecting amateur ones, in order to win money from them: He earned his living as a pool hustler.
  4. a prostitute.
  5. a person who hustles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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