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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoo-et]
    • /ʃuˈɛt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoo-et]
    • /ʃuˈɛt/

Definitions of chouette word

  • noun chouette 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. 1
  • noun chouette owl (specifically, an owl without a crest). 0
  • adjective chouette (Informal) great, cool, swell. 0
  • interjection chouette (Informal) Uttered when one learns of something pleasing. 0

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Origin of chouette

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
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

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chouette popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chouette usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with chouette

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