- to swindle; cheat (often followed by of or out of).
- a swindle.
- Archaic. a swindler.
- Archaic. a dupe.
Origin of chouse
First recorded in 1600–10; perhaps to be identified with chiaus
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Word Origin and History for chouser
"swindler, swindle," 1650s, said to be from Turkish chaush "sergeant, herald, messenger," but the sense connection is obscure.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper