Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the East Indies, a fourth part of the clear revenue, extorted by the Mahrattas; hence, extortion; blackmail.
  • noun A frolic or merry-making.

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

  • noun India An assessment equal to a fourth part of the revenue.

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  • noun India An assessment equal to a quarter of the revenue.

Etymologies

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Maratha chauth one quarter.

Examples

  • Nadir Shäh, exacted a chout or tribute from the empire, arising out of the revenues of the province of Bengal, which being withheld in con:

    Sporting Sketches

  • "Well, chout (chew out) him on the horn and tell him to knock it off-right now!"

    Unleashed Powers

  • Imagine this Hun coming down, sword in hand, upon Pope and his Rosicrucian light troops, levying _chout_ upon Sir Plume, and fluttering the dove-cot of the

    Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

  • Now so much do people differ in opinion, that, to us, who look at him through a telescope from an eminence, fourteen centuries distant, he takes the shape rather of a Mahratta trooper, painfully gathering _chout_, or a cateran levying black-mail, or a decent tax-gatherer with an inkhorn at his button-hole, and supported by a select party of constabulary friends.

    Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

  • Arouah arouah arouah Arouah ou chout On vas leur montrer Leur montrer de quel bois on s'chautte (Bis) Un jour viendra?

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  • Arouah arouah arouah Arouah ou chout On vas leur montrer Leur montrer de quel bois on s'chautte (Bis) Un jour viendra?

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  • a dans ta caboche Tu as de grandes ambitions Mais t'es qu'un p'tit vieux qui voit trop grand Fais bien attention, tu n'sais pas ce qui t'attend Arouah arouah arouah Arouah ou chout On vas leur montrer Leur montrer de quel bois on s'chautte (Bis) Un jour viendra?

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  • This must be short for "watch out".

    October 4, 2009

  • not to be confused with Choate

    October 4, 2009