Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
  2. (verb, motion) come into rough contact with while moving
  3. (verb, motion) make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving

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Synonyms of Jostle

jostling, shove

Alternate forms of Jostle

Derivations: jostle, jostling

Hyponyms: elbow, elbowing, shoulder in

Hypernyms: force, make, push, shove, work

Origin of the word Jostle

  1. 1546, formed from jousten (see joust) + frequentative suffix -tle. The usual spelling 17c.-18c. was justle. An earlier meaning of the word was "to have sex with" (c.1400). more

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Words that sound like Jostle

jaggedly, justly

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