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collogue

[kuh-lohg]
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verb (used without object), col·logued, col·lo·guing. Dialect.
  1. to confer secretly.
  2. to plot mischief; conspire.

Origin of collogue

1595–1605; perhaps blend of collude and dialogue
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Examples from the Web for collogue

Historical Examples

  • But come, you make me only the more earnest to collogue with you.

    Septimius Felton

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Collogue, to conspire, talk mysteriously together in low tones, plot mischief.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • So I had to go to the lake and collogue with the old sinner from the point of a jutting-out cape.

  • At night I see the two hold a sort of a collogue abaft the wheel, when I was on my trick at the helm.

  • At night I see the two hold a sort of collogue abaft the wheel, when I was on my trick at the helm.

    The Green Hand

    George Cupples


British Dictionary definitions for collogue

collogue

verb collogues, colloguing or collogued
  1. (intr usually foll by with) to confer confidentially; intrigue or conspire

Word Origin

C16: perhaps from obsolete colleague (vb) to be or act as a colleague, conspire, influenced by Latin colloquī to talk with; see colleague
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Word Origin and History for collogue

v.

1590s (implied in colloguing) "to flatter, curry favor," of unknown origin; perhaps from French colloque "conference, consultation" (16c., from Latin colloquium) and influenced by dialogue.

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