touse

1 of 2

verb

toused; tousing

touse

2 of 2

noun

: a noisy disturbance

Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

First Known Use

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of touse was in 1598

Dictionary Entries Near touse

Cite this Entry

“Touse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touse. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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