crouse

[ kroos ]
/ krus /
|

adjective Scot. and North England.

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

Related forms

crouse·ly, adverb

Definition for crouse (2 of 2)

Crouse

[ krous ]
/ kraʊs /

noun

Russel,1893–1966, U.S. dramatist.

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British Dictionary definitions for crouse

crouse

/ (kruːs) /

adjective

Scot and Northern English dialect lively, confident, or saucy

Word Origin for crouse

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