Meaning: a skilled player, esp. at pool or billiards, who cheats other players by pretending to be an average player and then challenging them to play for money
- There was this hustler in the pub last night playing pool. He got about two hundred dollars before the guys realised they were being hustled.
- If we catch hustlers in our pool hall, we throw them out after getting back any money they've won.
Variety: This is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Matt Errey