Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Turkish interpreter, messenger, or attendant.
  • noun A trick; a sham; an imposition.
  • noun An impostor; a cheat.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton; a gull.
  • noun A trick; sham; imposition.
  • noun A swindler.
  • transitive verb colloq. To cheat, trick, defraud; -- followed by of, or out of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To cheat, trick
  • noun One who is easily cheated; a gullible person.
  • noun A trick; a sham.
  • noun A swindler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Probably from Turkish çavuş.

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