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 [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]


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  • choused — n. scoundrel, cheat, fraud v. defraud, cheat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mirko Poledica — Personal information Date of birth 11 September 1978 (1978 09 11) (age 33) Place of birth …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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