[ took, tyook ]

  1. a heavy stocking cap worn in Canada.

Origin of tuque

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

Words Nearby tuque

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How to use tuque in a sentence

  • The militia wore such toggery as they could get—grey homespun coat with red sash, cowskin boots, and the traditional tuque bleue.

    The Bastonnais | John Lesperance
  • tuque, tūk, n. a Canadian cap made by tucking in one tapered end of a long cylindrical bag, closed at both ends.

  • In the meanwhile old McGurn was busy in the store and Sophy put on her woollen tuque and her mitts.

    The Peace of Roaring River | George van Schaick
  • Jean stood up, politely doffing his red tuque to the gentlemen.

    The Golden Dog | William Kirby
  • 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 | Julian Ralph

British Dictionary definitions for tuque


/ (tuːk) /

  1. a knitted cap with a long tapering end

  2. Also called: toque a close-fitting knitted hat often with a tassel or pompom

Origin of tuque

C19: from Canadian French, from French: toque

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