5 letter words with OUS in the middle

The following list contains 11 five letter words in English

5 letter words with OUS in the middle in English

Common 5 letter words with OUS in the middle with meaning

Sure! Louse

Part of Speech: Noun

Definition: A small, wingless, parasitic insect that lives on the skin of mammals and birds, including humans. It feeds on blood and can cause irritation and disease.

Pronunciation (US): /laʊs/

Pronunciation (UK): /laʊz/

Origin and Usage: The word "louse" originated from the Old English word "lus". It has been used to describe parasitic insects since the 14th century. Lice infestations have been a problem for humans throughout history, and lice were often associated with poor hygiene and poverty.

Synonyms: Nit, Parasite, Vermin

Related Words: Fleas, Mites, Ticks, Bugs, Gnats

Example Sentences:

  • She found a louse in her hair and had to use a special shampoo to get rid of it.
  • The school had to send a notice home to parents about a lice outbreak.
  • Lice and other parasites can spread disease and cause serious health problems.
Mousy Parts of Speech:



1. Resembling or characteristic of a mouse in appearance or behavior.

2. Timid and unassertive.


US: /ˈmaʊsi/

UK: /ˈmaʊzi/

Origin and Usage:

The word "mousy" originated from the noun "mouse" and the suffix "-y". It has been in use since the early 19th century. The word is often used to describe someone or something that is timid, unassertive, or shy. It can also be used to describe physical characteristics that resemble a mouse.


Timid, shy, meek, unassertive, unassuming, retiring, introverted, quiet, demure, diffident

Related Words:

Mouse, moose, house, blouse, close

Example Sentences:
  • She had mousy brown hair and a timid personality.
  • The mousy girl sat quietly in the back of the classroom.
  • He wore a mousy gray suit to the job interview.
  • The cheese had a mousy flavor that some people found unpleasant.

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: very poor or bad in quality; unpleasant or disgusting

Pronunciations: (US) /ˈlaʊzi/; (UK) /ˈlaʊzi/

Origin and Usage: The word "lousy" originated from the Old English word "losig" which means "covered with lice." Over time, the meaning of the word has expanded to refer to anything that is of very poor or bad quality. The word is commonly used in informal contexts to describe something that is unpleasant, disgusting, or of low quality.

Synonyms: awful, terrible, poor, bad, abysmal, atrocious, crummy, inferior, substandard, wretched

Related Words: loath, lobar, lobby, local, logic

Example Sentences:

  • She had a lousy day at work and just wanted to go home.
  • The service at the restaurant was lousy, and the food was cold.
  • He felt lousy after eating too much junk food.
  • The hotel room was lousy and not worth the price.
Parts of Speech

Joust is a verb and a noun.


As a verb, joust means to engage in a combat on horseback with lances, especially as part of a tournament. As a noun, joust refers to a medieval tournament in which two knights on horseback fought with lances.


US: /dʒaʊst/

UK: /dʒaʊst/

Origin and Usage

The word joust comes from the Old French word jouster, which means "to tilt, to joust." The word was first used in English in the 14th century. Jousting was a popular sport in medieval times, and knights would often participate in jousting tournaments to demonstrate their skills and prowess.


As a verb, synonyms for joust include tilt, spar, and duel. As a noun, synonyms include tournament, contest, and competition.

Related Words

Words related to joust include:

  • Joist
  • Justo
  • Jousts
  • Joint
  • Jousty
Example Sentences
  • He was a skilled jouster, and he won many tournaments.
  • The two knights jousted fiercely on the field.
  • The jousting tournament was the highlight of the medieval fair.
  • They decided to joust to settle their dispute.

Parts of Speech: noun, verb


  1. a building for human habitation, especially one that is lived in by a family or small group of people
  2. a commercial or industrial building, such as a hotel, hospital, or office
  3. a place where something is kept or stored
  4. to provide with a house or place to live; to shelter or lodge


  • US: /haʊs/
  • UK: /haʊs/

Origin and Usage:

The word "house" comes from the Old English word "hūs" which meant "dwelling, shelter, house". Its usage as a noun to refer to a building for human habitation dates back to the 9th century. The verb form of "house" meaning to provide with a place to live or shelter is also quite old, dating back to the 13th century. Today, "house" is a common word used to refer to a variety of buildings and structures, from residential homes to commercial buildings.


  • residence
  • domicile
  • dwelling
  • abode
  • lodging

Related Words:

  • homes
  • rooms
  • villa
  • cabin
  • manor

Example Sentences:

  1. She lives in a small house in the suburbs.
  2. The companys headquarters is housed in a modern office building.
  3. The museum houses a collection of ancient artifacts.
  4. The organization works to house homeless veterans.