hassle vs scuffle what difference

what is difference between hassle and scuffle

English

Etymology

Unknown. Probably from US Southern dialectal hassle (to pant, breathe noisily), possibly from haste +‎ -le (frequentative suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæsl/
  • Rhymes: -æsəl

Noun

hassle (plural hassles)

  1. Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
    I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.
  2. A fight or argument.
  3. An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.

Translations

Verb

hassle (third-person singular simple present hassles, present participle hassling, simple past and past participle hassled)

  1. To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
  2. To pick a fight or start an argument.

Translations

References

  • hassle at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Hassel, Lashes, halses, lashes, selahs, shales, sheals


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈskʌfəl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌfəl
  • Hyphenation: scuf‧fle

Etymology 1

Possibly of North Germanic/Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish skuff (a push) and skuffa (to push), from the Proto-Germanic base *skuf- (skuƀ), from Proto-Indo-European *skewbʰ-, see also Lithuanian skùbti (to hurry), Polish skubać (to pluck), Albanian humb (to lose).

Noun

scuffle (plural scuffles)

  1. A rough, disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters.
  2. (archaic) A child’s pinafore or bib.
Translations

Verb

scuffle (third-person singular simple present scuffles, present participle scuffling, simple past and past participle scuffled)

  1. (intransitive) To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.
  2. (intransitive) To walk with a shuffling gait.
  3. (slang) To make a living with difficulty, getting by on a low income, to struggle financially.
Translations

Etymology 2

A borrowing from Dutch schoffel.

Noun

scuffle (plural scuffles)

  1. A Dutch hoe, manipulated by both pushing and pulling.
Synonyms
  • (Dutch hoe): scuffle hoe
Translations

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.

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