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English definition of “hustler”


noun [C] uk   /ˈhʌs.lər/ us    /-lɚ/ mainly US informal
someone who tries to deceive people into giving them moneyMiscellaneous criminalsDishonest peopleLies, lying and hypocrisyCheating and tricking a prostitute (= person who has sex for money): The street was full of hustlers, drug addicts and pimps.People who sell sex or are promiscuous
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