Chose vs Chouse - What's the difference?

chose | chouse |

As nouns the difference between chose and chouse

is that chose is thing while chouse is one who is easily cheated; a gullible person.

As a verb chouse is

to cheat, to trick.



Etymology 1


  • (choose)
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl), from (etyl) (lena) . See cause.


    (en noun)
  • (legal) A thing; personal property.
  • Derived terms
    * chose in action * chose in possession * chose local * chose transitory




  • 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)