Outside of the U.S. embassy, thousands of Americans and Haitians jostle daily for a ticket off the island.
They jostle against women, each made charming, even the ugliest of them, by the black lace kerchief tied about her head.
Well; we, in trifling with this jingling toy, have had the ill-luck to jostle and fall out.
They may be so unlike and incommensurable, and so inert towards one another, as never to jostle or interfere.
I have little fancy for the whirl of society, and none for the jostle of politics.
The balloon made little progress, and the wind seemed as though unwilling to jostle its precious burden.
Let us not jostle and crowd each other too harshly, while we are en route.
How rudely the greedy babies push and jostle one another to get the most dinner, and how noisily they clamour for it!
I wish you would row as carefully as you can, Neddie, so as not to jostle them much.
There she happened to jostle a lieutenant, who, not recognising her, ventured on a protest.
1540s, justle, "to knock against," formed from jousten (see joust) + frequentative suffix -tle. The usual spelling 17c.-18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was "to have sex with" (c.1400). Meaning "to contend for the best position or place" is from 1610s. Related: Jostled; jostling. As a noun from c.1600.
To pick pockets: a junkie vocation known as ''jostling''/ always looking for cats who were down there jostling (1929+)