cloque

noun

clo·​que klō-ˈkā How to pronounce cloque (audio)
ˈklō-ˌkā
variants or less commonly cloqué
1
: a fabric with an embossed design
2
: a fabric especially of piqué with small woven figures

Word History

Etymology

French cloqué, from past participle of cloquer to become blistered, from French dialect (Picard) cloque bell, bubble, from Medieval Latin clocca bell — more at clock

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cloque was in 1936

Dictionary Entries Near cloque

Cite this Entry

“Cloque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cloque. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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