chouse

[ chous ]
/ tʃaʊs /

verb (used with object), choused, chous·ing.

to swindle; cheat (often followed by of or out of).

noun

a swindle.
Archaic. a swindler.
Archaic. a dupe.

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Origin of chouse

First recorded in 1600–10; perhaps to be identified with chiaus

OTHER WORDS FROM chouse

chous·er, noun
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