Trouse vs Rouse - What's the difference?
As a noun trouse
As a proper noun rouse is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(Scotland) trousers (or similar garments)
From (etyl) reuser, ruser, originally used in English of hawks shaking the feathers of the body. Figurative meaning "to stir up, provoke to activity" is from 1580s; that of "awaken" is first recorded 1590s.
* rouze (obsolete)
(military, British, and, Canada) The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse .
to wake or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy.
- to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions
- to rouse up a people, the most phlegmatic of any in Christendom
* Alexander Pope
- Night's black agents to their preys do rouse .
(senseid) To provoke (someone) to anger or action.
- Morpheus rouses from his bed.
To cause to start from a covert or lurking place.
- Blustering winds, which all night long / Had roused the sea.
- to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase
* Alexander Pope
- Like wild boars late roused out of the brakes.
(nautical) To pull by main strength; to haul
(obsolete) To raise; to make erect.
- Rouse the fleet hart, and cheer the opening hound.
From carouse, from the phrase "drink carouse" being wrongly analyzed as "drink a rouse".
an official ceremony over drinks
- And the King's rouse the heaven shall bruit again,
A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
- Re-speaking earthly thunder. - "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2 lines 127-128
wine or other liquor considered an inducement to mirth or drunkenness; a full glass; a bumper.
- Fill the cup, and fill the can, / Have a rouse before the morn.