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chate (third-person singular simple present chates, present participle chating, simple past and past participle chated)

  1. (Scotland) To cheat.
    • 1899, Horatio Alger, Jr., Paul the Peddler[1]:
      "You want to chate me!" said Teddy, angrily.
    • 1875, Horatio Alger, The Young Outlaw[2]:
      I'm up to your tricks, you young spalpeen, thryin' to chate a poor widder out of her money."
    • 1866, Oliver Optic, Hope and Have[3]:
      "But ye better beg than chate me out of me honest dues.
    • 1873, Various, The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI.[4]:
      But they'll murdher my boy when they find out the chate," said Mrs. Rooney. "


chate (plural chates)

  1. (Scotland) Cheat.
    • 1885, Grace Greenwood, Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children[5]:
      With that, he began to swear and call me a chate, and threaten me with the police.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Mayne Reid, The Ocean Waifs[6]:
      That there's been chatin' yez are all agreed; only yez can't identify the chate.


Old French[edit]


chate f (oblique plural chates, nominative singular chate, nominative plural chates)

  1. feminine equivalent of chat (cat)



  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (chate, supplement)