1

touse

verb \ ˈtau̇z \

Definition of touse

toused; tousing

Origin and Etymology of touse

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


2

touse

noun

Definition of touse

: a noisy disturbance

First Known Use of touse

1795

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about touse


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up touse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

peaceful, happy, or prosperous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!