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toque

[ tohk ]
/ toʊk /
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noun

a brimless and close-fitting hat for women, in any of several shapes.
a velvet hat with a narrow, sometimes turned-up brim, a full crown, and usually a plume, worn by men and women especially in 16th-century France.
a tall white hat with pleats, worn by chefs.

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Origin of toque

First recorded in 1495–1505; from French; replacing earlier toock, towk (from Portuguese touca “coif”), tock, tocque (from Italian tocca “cap”), and toke (from Spanish toca “headdress”); further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for toque

toque
/ (təʊk) /

noun

a woman's small round brimless hat, popular esp in Edwardian times
a hat with a small brim and a pouched crown, popular in the 16th century
Canadian same as tuque (def. 2)
a chef's tall white hat

Word Origin for toque

C16: from French, from Old Spanish toca headdress, probably from Basque tauka hat
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