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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from haggle + tussle

hassle

1 noun
     
has‧sle1
1 [uncountable and countable] spoken something that is annoying, because it causes problems or is difficult to do:
I don't feel like cooking tonight, it's too much hassle.
It's such a hassle not having a washing machine.
2 [countable] American English informal an argument between two people or groups:
hassles with the management

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