croquis

noun
cro·​quis | \krō-ˈkē \
plural croquis\krō-​ˈkē(z) \

Definition of croquis 

: a rough draft : sketch

First Known Use of croquis

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for croquis

French, from croquer to sketch, rough out, literally, to crunch

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The first known use of croquis was in 1805

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