[ kroos ]

adjectiveScot. and North England.
  1. brisk; lively.

Origin of crouse

1250–1300; Middle English crus, crous fierce, bold, violent <Middle Low German or Frisian krūs crisp; cognate with German kraus

Other words from crouse

  • crousely, adverb

Words Nearby crouse

Other definitions for Crouse (2 of 2)

[ krous ]

  1. Russel, 1893–1966, U.S. dramatist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use crouse in a sentence

  • But about a year after a friend meets him at Gledsmuir merkit as crouse as ever.

    The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
  • Such is the astounding statement in a local history printed by John crouse, in 1768.

  • A platform had been built in a field north of the crouse residence and near the railroad.

    Company G | A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
  • Much to the surprise of the cadets, in the crowd of newcomers was Herman crouse.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt | Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
  • He said his name was Herman crouse, and that he was a farmer working a small place some miles away.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt | Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)

British Dictionary definitions for crouse


/ (kruːs) /

  1. Scot and Northern English dialect lively, confident, or saucy

Origin of crouse

C14 (Scottish and Northern) English: from Middle Low German krūs twisted, curled, confused

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