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catouse

[ kuh-tous ]
/ kəˈtaʊs /
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noun
New England. a noisy disturbance; commotion.
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Origin of catouse

First recorded in 1855–60; probably ca- + touse
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How to use catouse in a sentence

  • Frenchy, now—him that worked for us—druv over f'om the Merriam place to know 'f 'twas true that city folks made a catouse over ye.

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