verb (used with object), cro·queted [kroh-keyd; British kroh-keyd, -keed] /kroʊˈkeɪd; British ˈkroʊ keɪd, -kid/, cro·quet·ing [kroh-key-ing; British kroh-key-ing, -kee-ing] /kroʊˈkeɪ ɪŋ; British ˈkroʊ keɪ ɪŋ, -ki ɪŋ/.
Origin of croquet
Examples from the Web for croquet
In front were two large lawns, an upper one used for croquet and a lower one for tennis.The Third Class at Miss Kaye's|Angela Brazil
"No, the croquet must be shifted to the right; it gives more margin," she was saying.Scarlet and Hyssop|E. F. Benson
The Lowders had sent to ask us all to a croquet party there at four o'clock.Richard Vandermarck|Miriam Coles Harris
It is deserted, like croquet, and it is even less to be regretted.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
Mrs. Travilla, returning from a visit to the quarter, stopped a moment to watch the croquet players.Elsie's Widowhood|Martha Finley
verb -quets (-keɪz, -kɪz), -queting (-keɪɪŋ, -kɪɪŋ) or -queted (-keɪd, -kɪd)
Word Origin for croquet
1858, from Northern French dialect croquet "hockey stick," from Old North French "shepherd's crook," from Old French croc (12c.), from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). Game originated in Brittany, popularized in Ireland c.1830, England c.1850, where it was very popular until 1872.