verb (used with object), pe·rused, pe·rus·ing.
- peru current,
- perutz, max ferdinand,
- peruvian balsam,
- peruvian bark
Origin of peruse
Examples from the Web for peruser
I am indeed astray if my hand fail in keeping the way where my peruser's heart would follow.Strictly Business|O. Henry
Word Origin for peruse
late 15c., "use up, wear out, go through," from Middle English per- "completely" (see per) + use (v.). Meaning "read carefully" is first recorded 1530s, but this could be a separate formation. Meaning "read casually" is from 19c. Related: Perused; perusing.