AskDefine | Define jostle

Dictionary Definition

jostle n : the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing) [syn: jostling]


1 make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving; "We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"
2 come into rough contact with while moving; "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train" [syn: shove]

User Contributed Dictionary



Formed from jousten + tle; originally justle "to have sex with"; from the Old French joster "to joust" Latin juxtare "to come together" from juxta "next to"



  1. To bump into or brush against while in motion.
  2. To move through by pushing and shoving.
  3. To be close to or in contact with.
  4. To pick or attempt to pick pockets.
  5. To contend with physically in order to procure something.


To bump into or brush against while in motion
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  • Russian: [[пихаться


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


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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