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crouse

[kroos] /krus/
adjective, Scot. and North England
1.
brisk; lively.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English crus, crous fierce, bold, violent < Middle Low German or Frisian krūs crisp; cognate with German kraus
Related forms
crousely, adverb
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crouse

/kruːs/
adjective
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) lively, confident, or saucy
Word Origin
C14 (Scottish and Northern) English: from Middle Low German krūs twisted, curled, confused
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