chouse

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Chouse — Chouse, n. 1. One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton; a gull. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 2. A trick; sham; imposition. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 3. A swindler. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] || …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 chouse — index bait (lure), illude, inveigle, ruse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 chouse — swindler, swindle, 1650s, from Turk. chaush sergeant, herald, messenger, but the sense connection is obscure …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Chouse — A large rosette of ribbon or tulle …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 6 chouse — chouse1 [chous] vt. choused, chousing [< CHIAUS: after a Turk interpreter alleged to have swindled London merchants in 1609] Chiefly Brit. to cheat; swindle ☆ chouse2 [chous ] vt. [< ?] West to herd (cattle) roughly …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 chouse — I. transitive verb (choused; chousing) Etymology: perhaps from Turkish çavuş doorkeeper, messenger Date: circa 1659 cheat, trick II. transitive verb (choused; chousing) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1904 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 chouse — chouser, n. /chows/, v., choused, chousing, n. v.t. 1. to swindle; cheat (often fol. by of or out of). n. 2. a swindle. 3. Archaic. a swindler. 4. Archaic. a dupe. [1600 10; perh. to be identified with CHIAUS] * * * …

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  • 9 chouse — verb To cheat, trick Syn: cheat, trick …

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  • 10 chouse — Synonyms and related words: artifice, beat, bilk, cheat, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, feint, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, gyp, jig, overreach, play, ploy, ruse, whizzer …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 chouse — n. scoundrel, cheat, fraud v. defraud, cheat …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 chouse — I. v. a. Deceive, cheat, trick, delude, defraud, swindle, dupe, gull, bamboozle, cozen, overreach, circumvent, beguile, hoodwink, victimize, take in, impose upon, put upon, practise upon, play upon. II. n. 1. Dupe, tool, gull, simpleton, cully. 2 …

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  • 13 chouse — verb defeat someone through trickery or deceit • Syn: ↑cheat, ↑shaft, ↑screw, ↑chicane, ↑jockey • Derivationally related forms: ↑chicanery (for: ↑chicane) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 Choused — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Chousing — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 chose — (cho z ) s. f. 1°   Désignation indéterminée de tout ce qui est inanimé. Les belles choses de la terre. C est une chose choquante. Chose étrange, inouïe, incroyable. Quelque chose qu on ait dite de lui. Il fit de grandes choses. •   Arrière,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 List of English words of Turkic origin — This is a list of words that have entered into the English language from the Turkic languages. Many of them came via traders and soldiers from and in the Ottoman Empire. There are some Turkic words as well, most of them entered English via the… …

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  • 18 beat — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, Bohemian, about ship, abrade, abscond, accent, accentuation, addle, addled, aerate, agitate, air lane, all in, all up with, alternation, amaze, ambit, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, andante… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 beguile — Synonyms and related words: allure, amuse, bamboozle, beat, becharm, beguile of, betray, bewitch, bilk, bluff, bunco, burn, cajole, call away, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, charm, cheat, cheat on, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, circumvent …

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  • 20 bilk — Synonyms and related words: avoid, baffle, balk, beat, beguile of, bunco, burn, cast down, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, circumvent, cog, cog the dice, con, cozen, crib, cross, dash, defeat, defeat expectation, defraud, diddle, disappoint …

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