chouette









chouette


chouette [shoo-et] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a variation of a two-handed game, as backgammon, allowing the participation of three or more persons, in which one player accepts the bets of all the others on the outcome of a game between that player and one other active player, who is permitted to receive advice from the nonplayers.

Origin of chouette 1885–90; French, from the phrase faire la chouette to play alone against a group of opponents (in billiards, etc.), literally, to play the barn owl, perhaps alluding to the owl’s watchful look Examples from the Web for chouette Historical Examples of chouette

  • Poor little mouse, what a fright you were in when the Chouette saw you!

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  • The Schoolmaster and the Chouette then went towards the door.

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  • With the Schoolmaster and the Chouette; and they agreed to meet again on the morrow.

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  • He will then be off, and after that I will have one little turn with the Chouette.

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  • And when you had fetched the worms for the Chouette, what did you do?

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