intransitive verb-·logued′, -·logu′ing
- Archaic to confer or converse privately
- Dial. to intrigue or conspire
Origin of colloguefrom 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 colloquī to converse ) of colleague to enter into an alliance from Old French colleguer from Latin colligāre 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)