Chooses vs Chouses - What's the difference?

chooses | chouses |

As verbs the difference between chooses and chouses

is that chooses is third-person singular of choose while chouses is third-person singular of chouse.




  • (choose)

  • choose



    Alternative forms

    * chuse

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .


  • To pick; to make the choice of; to select.
  • :
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • To elect.
  • :
  • To decide to act in a certain way.
  • :
  • To wish; to desire; to prefer.
  • *(Oliver Goldsmith) (1730-1774)
  • *:The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment.
  • Usage notes
    * This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See


    (English Conjunctions)
  • (mathematics) The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.
  • The number of distinct subsets of size ''k'' from a set of size ''n'' is \tbinom nk or "''n'' choose ''k''".
    See also
    * (projectlink)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .


  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) The act of choosing; selection.
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election.
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) Scope for choice.
  • References

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  • (chouse)

  • chouse



  • 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)