[ kuh-lohg ]
/ kəˈloʊg /

verb (used without object), col·logued, col·lo·guing. Dialect.

to confer secretly.
to plot mischief; conspire.

Nearby words

  1. collodi,
  2. collodi, carlo,
  3. collodion,
  4. collodion baby,
  5. collodion process,
  6. colloid,
  7. colloid acne,
  8. colloid bath,
  9. colloid carcinoma,
  10. colloid chemistry

Origin of collogue

1595–1605; perhaps blend of collude and dialogue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for collogue


/ (kɒˈləʊɡ) /

verb collogues, colloguing or collogued

(intr usually foll by with) to confer confidentially; intrigue or conspire

Word Origin for collogue

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



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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