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Definition of CHOUSE

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Chouse \Chouse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Choused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chousing}.] [From Turk. ch[=a][=u]sh a messenger or interpreter, one of whom, attached to the Turkish embassy, in
     1609 cheated the Turkish merchants resident in England out of [pounds]4,000.] To cheat, trick, defraud; -- followed by of, or out of; as, to chouse one out of his money. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

           The undertaker of the afore-cited poesy hath choused your highness.                           --Landor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chouse \Chouse\, n.
     1. One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton; a gull.
        --Hudibras.
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     2. A trick; sham; imposition. --Johnson.
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     3. A swindler. --B. Jonson.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "chouse":
     artifice, beat, bilk, cheat, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, feint, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, gyp, jig, overreach, play, ploy, ruse, whizzer


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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