Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Turkish interpreter, messenger, or attendant.
- n. A trick; a sham; an imposition.
- n. An impostor; a cheat.
- n. One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton.
- To cheat; trick; swindle: often followed by of or out of: as, to chouse one out of his money.
- v. transitive To cheat, trick
- n. One who is easily cheated; a gullible person.
- n. A trick; a sham.
- n. A swindler.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. colloq. To cheat, trick, defraud; -- followed by
of, or out of.
- n. One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton; a gull.
- n. A trick; sham; imposition.
- n. A swindler.
- v. defeat someone through trickery or deceit
- Probably from Turkish çavuş. (Wiktionary)
“[The word chouse appears to have been introduced into the language at the beginning of the seventeenth century.”
“Nobel was a famous dude who produced weapons and axplosives. now bet what kind of joke it is when someone will ask him to be the candidate for Nobels prise. wich one will he chouse?”
“For without freedom we all loose the ability to chouse our words, our loves, and our lives.”
““And why would he send a dern girl all the way up here to chouse us?””
“Market being over, quoth the devil to the farmer, Well, clown, thou hast choused me once, it is thy fault; chouse me twice,”
“After the Indians wipe out enough of them you get your public outcry, and we go chouse the Indians out of the way.”
“They are naturally prone to Rebellion, have let the _Cormorants_ chouse them out of several valuable Branches of their Commerce; and yet the _Cormorants_ are People with whom they have kept the most lasting Friendship of all their Neighbours.”
“_ Indeed, Madam, why then to proceed: Fame says, that you and my most Conscionable _Guardian_ here, design'd, contriv'd, plotted and agreed to chouse a very civil, honourable, honest Gentleman, out of a”
“Contrivance, to abuse, trick, and chouse me of my Child!”
“Mr. Arledge has to buy so many gold cigarettes and vintages and trouserings, and belong to so many clubs, that he wants the Court to help him chouse a poor grocer out of his money.”
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An arcade of artifice and deception.
Interesting words and usages from Smollett's 1749 translation of Lesage's L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane
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Those who are easily duped.
You're on the grift, same as me.
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