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[took, tyook]
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  1. a heavy stocking cap worn in Canada.
Also toque.

Origin of tuque

1870–75; < Canadian French, variant of French toque toque

La Tuque

[luh took, tyook; French la tyk]
  1. a town in S Quebec, in E Canada.
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Examples from the Web for tuque

Historical Examples

  • He wore a short blanket coat and tuque, and trousers tied tight below the knee, and let into his moccasin-tops.

    On Canada's Frontier

    Julian Ralph

  • Tuque, tūk, n. a Canadian cap made by tucking in one tapered end of a long cylindrical bag, closed at both ends.

British Dictionary definitions for tuque


noun Canadian
  1. a knitted cap with a long tapering end
  2. Also called: toque a close-fitting knitted hat often with a tassel or pompom

Word Origin

C19: from Canadian French, from French: toque
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Word Origin and History for tuque


1871, from Canadian French variant of French toque (see toque).

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