tuque

[ took, tyook ]
/ tuk, tyuk /
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noun

a heavy stocking cap worn in Canada.
Also toque.

Origin of tuque

1870–75; < Canadian French, variant of French toque toque

Definition for tuque (2 of 2)

La Tuque

[ luh took, tyook; French la tyk ]
/ lə ˈtuk, ˈtyuk; French la ˈtük /

noun

a town in S Quebec, in E Canada.
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British Dictionary definitions for tuque

tuque

/ (tuːk) /

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

tuque


n.

1871, from Canadian French variant of French toque (see toque).

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