Toque definition

tōk
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(Canada) A knitted hat, usually conical but of varying shape, often woollen, and sometimes topped by a pom-pom or tassel.
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(cdn.) A knitted winter cap.
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A woman's small, round, closefitting, usually brimless hat.
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A type of hat with no brim.
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(specifically) A tall white hat with no brim of the sort worn by chefs.
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(by extension, informal) A chef.
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A variety of bonnet monkey; toque macaque, Macaca sinica.
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Any of several styles of small, usually brimless, close-fitting hats.
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A hat, usually white, having a tall pleated crown and no brim and traditionally worn by chefs.
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A small, plumed hat worn by men and women in the 16th cent.
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A traditional, white chef's hat, typically tall or with a baggy crown.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of toque - toquet

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
toque
Plural:
toques

Origin of toque

  • French from Spanish toca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Circa 1500. From Spanish toca (“woman's dress") and/or Italian tocca (“toque"); possibly from Arabic طاق (tāq, “layer, stratum"), from Old Persian taq (“veil, shawl").

    From Wiktionary

  • 1871. Assimilated from Canadian French tuque.

    From Wiktionary