Definitions for: Chouse


[v] defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit



Webster (1913) Definition: Chouse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Choused; p. pr. & vb. n.
Chousing.] [From Turk. ch[=a][=u]sh a messenger or
interpreter, one of whom, attached to the Turkish embassy, in
1609 cheated the Turkish merchants resident in England out of
[pounds]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.


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.

Synonyms: cheat, chicane, jockey, screw, shaft

See Also: beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

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