|Origin:||From the sound;|
|Origin:||probably influenced in meaning by hustle|
1 [intransitive and transitive]C
if leaves, papers, clothes etc rustle, or if you rustle them, they make a noise as they rub against each other:
She moved nearer, her long silk skirt rustling around her.
He rustled the papers on his desk.
to steal farm animals such as cattle, horses, or sheep
rustle something ↔ upphrasal verb
I'll rustle up a couple of steaks on the barbecue.