hassle

hassle

[has-uhl] Informal.
noun
1.
a disorderly dispute.
2.
a problem brought about by pressures of time, money, inconvenience, etc.: Finding a decent place to have lunch in this neighborhood is always a hassle.
verb (used without object), hassled, hassling.
3.
to dispute or quarrel: children hassling over who has the most toys.
4.
to take time or effort: We don't want to hassle with all that waiting in line.
verb (used with object), hassled, hassling.
5.
to bother, annoy, or harass: I'll do the work, so don't hassle me.

Origin:
1935–40; origin uncertain

unhassled, adjective


1, 3. squabble, quarrel, row, scrap.
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hassle (ˈhæsəl)
 
n
1.  a prolonged argument; wrangle
2.  a great deal of trouble; difficulty; nuisance
 
vb
3.  (intr) to quarrel or wrangle
4.  (tr) to cause annoyance or trouble to (someone); harass
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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hassle
1945, Amer.Eng., perhaps from Southern dial. hassle "to pant, breathe noisily" (1928), of unknown origin; or perhaps from hatchel "to harass" (1800), which may be a variant of hazel, the plant that furnished switches for whippings.
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