Ruse meaning

ro͝oz, ro͝os
A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
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A stratagem, trick, or artifice.
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The definition of a ruse is a trick.

An example of a ruse is when you lie to someone to get them out of the house before a surprise party.

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(place) City in N Bulgaria, on the Danube.
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A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ruse - rousse

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ruse
Plural:
ruses

Origin of ruse

  • Middle English detour, dodging from Old French from ruser to drive back rush1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French ruse (“evasive movements of a pursued animal"), with conflicting Latin origins.

    From Wiktionary