- a heavy stocking cap worn in Canada.
Origin of tuque
1870–75; < Canadian French, variant of French toque toque
[luh took, tyook; French la tyk]
- a town in S Quebec, in E Canada.
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Examples from the Web for 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
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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