hassle


1has·sle

noun \ˈha-səl\

: something that is annoying or that causes trouble

: a fight or argument

Full Definition of HASSLE

1
:  a heated often protracted argument :  wrangle
2
:  a violent skirmish :  fight
3
a :  a state of confusion :  turmoil
b :  an annoying or troublesome concern

Examples of HASSLE

  1. All this paperwork is a hassle.
  2. They've had to deal with flight delays and all of the other hassles of holiday travel.
  3. He got into a hassle with his landlord.

First Known Use of HASSLE

1945

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Rhymes with HASSLE

2hassle

verb

: to bother or annoy (someone) constantly or repeatedly

: to argue or fight

has·sledhas·sling \-s(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of HASSLE

intransitive verb
:  argue, fight <hassled with the umpire>
transitive verb
:  to annoy persistently or acutely :  harass <he gets hassled in the street because he dresses funny — William Kloman>

Examples of HASSLE

  1. Other kids were always hassling her because she was overweight.
  2. I'm sick of being hassled by telemarketers.
  3. I don't have time to hassle with you about this! Just do what I tell you to do!

Origin of HASSLE

perhaps blend of harass and hustle
First Known Use: 1951

Rhymes with HASSLE

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