Choice vs Chouse - What's the difference?

choice | chouse |

As nouns the difference between choice and chouse

is that choice is an option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something while chouse is one who is easily cheated; a gullible person.

As an adjective choice

is especially good or preferred.

As a verb chouse is

to cheat, to trick.



(wikipedia choice)


(en noun)
  • An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Steven Sloman , title=The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation , volume=100, issue=1, page=74 , magazine= citation , passage=Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.}}
    Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?
  • One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.
  • The ice cream sundae is a popular choice for dessert.
  • Anything that can be chosen.
  • The best or most preferable part.
  • * Milton
  • The flower and choice / Of many provinces from bound to bound.
  • Care and judgement in selecting; discrimination.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • I imagine they [the apothegms of Caesar] were collected with judgment and choice .
  • (obsolete) A sufficient number to choose among.
  • (Shakespeare)


    * (anything that can be chosen) assortment, range, selection * the cream * See also


  • Especially good or preferred.
  • It's a choice location, but you will pay more to live there.
  • (slang, New Zealand) Cool; excellent.
  • Choice ! I'm going to the movies.


    * (especially good or preferred) prime, prize, quality, select




  • To cheat, to trick.
  • * '', 1853, J. Forster (editor), ''The Works of Walter Savage Landor , Volume 1, page 29,
  • I cannot think otherwise than that the undertaker of the aforecited poesy hath choused your Highness; for I have seen painted, I know not where, the identically same Dian, with full as many nymphs, as he calls them, and more dogs.
  • *
  • (US, regional) To handle, to take care of.
  • * 1980 , John R. Erickson, Panhandle Cowboy , page 79,
  • This gave the roundup the appearance of a cavalry charge, and a stranger observing the procedure for the first time might have thought we were a bunch of green, possibly drunken cowboys making sport out of chousing' cattle. But we weren't ' chousing them, we were just trying to keep them in sight, and for a very good reason.


    * (cheat) cheat, trick


    (en noun)
  • One who is easily cheated; a gullible person.
  • (Hudibras)
  • A trick; a sham.
  • (Johnson)
  • A swindler.
  • (Ben Jonson)
    (Webster 1913)