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Meaning of CHOUSE

Pronunciation:  chaws

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

CHOUSE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cheat, chicane, jockey, screw, shaft
 See Also: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chouse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Choused}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Chousing}.] [From Turk. ch[=a][=u]sh a messenger or
    interpreter, one of whom, attached to the Turkish embassy, in
    1609 cheated the Turkish merchants resident in England out of
    To cheat, trick, defraud; -- followed by of, or out of; as,
    to chouse one out of his money. [Colloq.]
          The undertaker of the afore-cited poesy hath choused
          your highness.                           --Landor.
  2. \Chouse\, n.
    1. One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton; a gull.
    2. A trick; sham; imposition. --Johnson.
    3. A swindler. --B. Jonson.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: artifice, beat, bilk, cheat, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, feint, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, gyp, jig, overreach, play, ploy, ruse, whizzer