[took, tyook]


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]


a town in S Quebec, in E Canada.
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noun Canadian

a knitted cap with a long tapering end
Also called: toque a close-fitting knitted hat often with a tassel or pompom

Word Origin for tuque

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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