Meaning of “hassle” in the English Dictionary

"hassle" in British English

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hasslenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈhæs.əl/ us /ˈhæs.əl/ informal

(a situation causing) difficulty or trouble:

I can't face the hassle of moving again.
My boss has been giving me a lot of hassle this week.
It's one of the few bars that women can go to and not get any hassle from men.
It was such a hassle trying to get my bank account changed that I nearly gave up.
I should have taken it back to the shop but I just didn't think it was worth (all) the hassle.

hassleverb [ T ]

uk /ˈhæs.əl/ us /ˈhæs.əl/

(Definition of “hassle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hassle" in American English

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hasslenoun [ C ]

us /ˈhæs·əl/ infml

a situation that causes difficulty or trouble, or an argument:

Bad weather was the major hassle during our trip.
I got into a hassle with my father about being late.
verb [ T ] us /ˈhæs·əl/


The kids keep hassling me about going to Disney World.

(Definition of “hassle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)