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Chouse   Listen
noun
Chouse  n.  
1.
One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton; a gull.
2.
A trick; sham; imposition.
3.
A swindler.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Chouse" Quotes from Famous Books



... quoth the devil to the farmer, Well, clown, thou hast choused me once, it is thy fault; chouse me twice, 'twill be mine. Nay, good sir devil, replied the farmer; how can I be said to have choused you, since it was your worship that chose first? The truth is, that by this trick you thought to cheat me, hoping that nothing would spring out of the earth for my share, ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... removing the precious treasure from its case, and locking it into a cupboard while Toft replaced the broken glass. This done, under her unflagging supervision, the model was replaced; fourpence changed hands, and the glazier went his way, saying, as he made his exit:—"That was a chouse, mistress." ...
— When Ghost Meets Ghost • William Frend De Morgan

... Ele is," said Belch; "but he's largely interested, and he'll probably try to chouse us out of something by affecting superior influence. You must patronize him to the other men. Keep him well under. I have a high respect for cellar stairs, but they mustn't try to lead up to the roof. Good-by. Hail Newt! Senator that shall be!" laughed ...
— Trumps • George William Curtis



Words linked to "Chouse" :   beat out, shell, beat, jockey, cheat, chicane, shaft, vanquish, crush



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