ruse

[ rooz ]
/ ruz /

noun

a trick, stratagem, or artifice.

Origin of ruse

1375–1425; late Middle English (noun use of obsolete rusen to detour) < Middle French, derivative of ruser to retreat. See rush1

Synonym study

See trick.

Definition for ruse (2 of 2)

Ruse

[ roo-sey ]
/ ˈru seɪ /

noun

a city in N Bulgaria, on the Danube.
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British Dictionary definitions for ruse (1 of 2)

ruse

/ (ruːz) /

noun

an action intended to mislead, deceive, or trick; stratagem

Word Origin for ruse

C15: from Old French: trick, esp to evade capture, from ruser to retreat, from Latin recūsāre to refuse

British Dictionary definitions for ruse (2 of 2)

Ruse

/ (ˈruːseɪ) /

noun

a city in NE Bulgaria, on the River Danube: the chief river port and one of the largest industrial centres in Bulgaria. Pop: 172 000 (2005 est)
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