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
Historical Examples of croquet
We have a croquet set in the yard, and sometimes we have a tent too.
There was croquet after lunch—a game at which I am a poor performer.Love Among the Chickens
P. G. Wodehouse
In other words, the thing's feet must have been arched like a croquet wicket.IT and Other Stories
They haven't taken in the croquet hoops yet; shall we play at that?'The Talking Horse
The dragon treats the whole affair as if it was an invitation to tea and croquet.Dream Days
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.