: a Turkish messenger or sergeant

Word History


Turkish çavuş

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chiaus was in 1595

Dictionary Entries Near chiaus

Cite this Entry

“Chiaus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiaus. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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