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touse

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transitive verb \ˈtau̇z\

Definition of touse

tousedtous·ing



Origin of touse

Middle English -tousen; akin to Old High German zirzūsōn to pull to pieces


First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with touse


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touse

noun

Definition of touse

  1. :  a noisy disturbance



1795

First Known Use of touse

1795


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