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crouse

[ kroos ]
/ krus /
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adjective Scot. and North England.
brisk; lively.
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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

Other definitions 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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