from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. New England To choose sides for a children's game.


Perhaps from French (je) choisis, (I) choose, first person sing. present of choisir, to choose, from Old French; see choice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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