[chous, choush]

noun, plural chiaus·es.

(in the Ottoman Empire) a court official who served as an ambassador, emissary, or member of a ceremonial escort.
a Turkish military rank approximating that of sergeant.

Origin of chiaus

1590–1600; < Turkish çavuş < Persian chāwush Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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