an enterprising person determined to succeed; go-getter.
Slang. a person who employs fraudulent or unscrupulous methods to obtain money; swindler.
Informal. an expert gambler or game player who seeks out challengers, especially unsuspecting amateur ones, in order to win money from them: He earned his living as a pool hustler.
Slang. a prostitute.
a person who hustles.

1815–25; hustle + -er1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
hustle (ˈhʌsəl)
1.  to shove or crowd (someone) roughly
2.  to move or cause to move hurriedly or furtively: he hustled her out of sight
3.  (tr) to deal with or cause to proceed hurriedly: to hustle legislation through
4.  slang to earn or obtain (something) forcefully
5.  slang (US), (Canadian) (of procurers and prostitutes) to solicit
6.  an instance of hustling
7.  undue activity
8.  a disco dance of the 1970s
[C17: from Dutch husselen to shake, from Middle Dutch hutsen]

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Example sentences
And it is a cliche of the street that the biggest mark is another hustler.
Actually, maybe he has three problems, because he can't bring himself to tell
  the hustler how he feels.
The hustler's creed says you can't sell what you can't promote.
The rapper epitomizes the eternally unruffled hustler who doesn't have to sweat
  to get what he wants, whenever he wants.
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