- a heavy stocking cap worn in Canada.
Origin of tuque
- a town in S Quebec, in E Canada.
Examples from the Web for tuque
Historical Examples of tuque
He wore a short blanket coat and tuque, and trousers tied tight below the knee, and let into his moccasin-tops.On Canada's Frontier
Tuque, tūk, n. a Canadian cap made by tucking in one tapered end of a long cylindrical bag, closed at both ends.
- 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
Word Origin and History for tuque
1871, from Canadian French variant of French toque (see toque).