crouse

[ kroos ]
/ krus /
|

adjective Scot. and North England.

brisk; lively.

Nearby words

  1. croup-associated virus,
  2. croupade,
  3. croupier,
  4. croupous membrane,
  5. croupy,
  6. crousely,
  7. croustade,
  8. croute,
  9. crouton,
  10. crouzon's disease

Origin of crouse

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

Related formscrouse·ly, adverb

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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