jostle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally justle (to have sex with), formed from jousten + -tle; from the Old French joster (to joust), from Latin iuxtā (next to), from iungō (join, connect).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jostle (third-person singular simple present jostles, present participle jostling, simple past and past participle jostled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To bump into or brush against while in motion; to push aside.
    • Macaulay
      Bullies jostled him.
    • I. Taylor
      Systems of movement, physical, intellectual, and moral, which are perpetually jostling each other.
  2. (intransitive) To move through by pushing and shoving.
  3. (transitive) To be close to or in physical contact with.
  4. (intransitive) To contend or vie in order to acquire something.
  5. (dated, slang) To pick or attempt to pick pockets.

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Noun[edit]

jostle (plural jostles)

  1. An experience in which jostling occurs.
  2. Being crowded or in a condition of jostling.

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