- Archaic to confer or converse privately
- Dial. to intrigue or conspire
Origin of collogue; from French colloque, conference ; from Classical Latin colloquium (see colloquy); spelling, spelled altered by associated, association with obsolete colleague, to conspire
intransitive verbcol·logued, col·logu·ing, col·logues
- To be on friendly or intimate terms with someone.
- a. To consult or confer with someone.b. To chat.
- Chiefly Upper Southern US To conspire; intrigue: “I'm satisfied they're colloguing to beat me out of my place” (Dialect Notes).
Origin of colloguePerhaps alteration (influenced by Latin colloqu&imacron;, to converse) of colleague, to enter into an alliance, from Old French colleguer, from Latin colligare, to collect (influenced by Old French collegue, colleague); see colligate.
(third-person singular simple present collogues, present participle colloguing, simple past and past participle collogued)