transitive verbchoused, chous′ing
Chiefly Brit. to cheat; swindle
Origin of chousefrom chiaus: after a Turkish interpreter alleged to have swindled London merchants in 1609
West to herd (cattle) roughly
Origin of chousefrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
(third-person singular simple present chouses, present participle chousing, simple past and past participle choused)
Probably from Turkish çavuş.