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hustlernoun [C]

uk   /ˈhʌs.lər/  us   /ˈhʌs.lɚ/ mainly US informal
someone who ​tries to ​deceivepeople into giving them ​money
offensive a prostitute (= ​person who has ​sex for ​money): The ​street was ​full of hustlers, ​drugaddicts, and ​pimps.
(Definition of hustler from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hustler" in American English

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hustlernoun [C]

 us   /ˈhʌs·lər/
someone who ​tries to get something, usually ​money, by ​deceivingothers
(Definition of hustler from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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