- to swindle; cheat (often followed by of or out of).
- a swindle.
- Archaic. a swindler.
- Archaic. a dupe.
Origin of chouse
Related Words for chousefleece, victimize, rob, dupe, deceive, embezzle, con, circumvent, swindle, beat, pilfer, hoax, clip, stick, do, burn, milk, foil, outwit, shaft
Examples from the Web for chouse
Historical Examples of chouse
Chouse us out of the deer, say ye; and who had a right to hinder him if he had?
“It was rather a chouse to shoot a cretin, though,” said another, in chaff.Julian Home
Dean Frederic W. Farrar
Joyously she ran across the courtyard, with Chouse close at her heels.
And now, in ten minutes, this naughty Chouse had undone all his work.
And Chouse poked and scratched and dug up the earth, but not a kitten did he find.
Word Origin and History for chouse
"swindler, swindle," 1650s, said to be from Turkish chaush "sergeant, herald, messenger," but the sense connection is obscure.