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- (Scotland) To cheat.
1899, Horatio Alger, Jr., Paul the Peddler:
- "You want to chate me!" said Teddy, angrily.
1875, Horatio Alger, The Young Outlaw:
- 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:
- "But ye better beg than chate me out of me honest dues.
1873, Various, The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI.:
- But they'll murdher my boy when they find out the chate," said Mrs. Rooney. "
chate (plural chates)
- (Scotland) Cheat.
1885, Grace Greenwood, Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children:
- With that, he began to swear and call me a chate, and threaten me with the police.
- feminine equivalent of (cat)
- French: chatte