Chouse (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Choused (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Chousing.] [From Turk. chaush a messenger or interpreter, one of whom, attached to the Turkish embassy, in 1609 cheated the Turkish merchants resident in England out of �x9c;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.

 

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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.

 

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