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English Dictionary: chouse by the DICT Development Group
3 results for chouse
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
chouse
v
  1. defeat someone through trickery or deceit [syn: cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chouse \Chouse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Choused}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Chousing}.] [From Turk. ch[be][d4]sh a messenger or
      interpreter, one of whom, attached to the Turkish embassy, in
      1609 cheated the Turkish merchants resident in England out of
      [9c]4,000.]
      To cheat, trick, defraud; -- followed by of, or out of; as,
      to chouse one out of his money. [Colloq.]
  
               The undertaker of the afore-cited poesy hath choused
               your highness.                                       --Landor.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chouse \Chouse\, n.
      1. One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton; a gull.
            --Hudibras.
  
      2. A trick; sham; imposition. --Johnson.
  
      3. A swindler. --B. Jonson.
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