touse

verb
\ ˈtau̇z How to pronounce touse (audio) \
toused; tousing

Definition of touse

 (Entry 1 of 2)

touse

noun

Definition of touse (Entry 2 of 2)

: a noisy disturbance

First Known Use of touse

Verb

1598, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for touse

Verb

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

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“Touse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touse. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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