This page is about the slang term hustler (2)
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.
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