- 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
Chouse jumped out before the boat had even touched the bank.
And now, in ten minutes, this naughty Chouse had undone all his work.
But when she got down and patted him, Chouse still kept on barking.
"swindler, swindle," 1650s, said to be from Turkish chaush "sergeant, herald, messenger," but the sense connection is obscure.