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hustler (n.)

1825, "thief" (especially one who roughs up his victims), from hustle (v.) + -er (1). Sense of "one who is energetic in work or business" (especially, but not originally, a salesman) is from 1884; sense of "prostitute" dates from 1924.

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Definitions of hustler from WordNet

hustler (n.)
a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets;
Synonyms: streetwalker / street girl / hooker / floozy / floozie / slattern
hustler (n.)
a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties;
Synonyms: wheeler dealer / operator
From wordnet.princeton.edu