croquis

noun
cro·​quis | \ krō-ˈkē How to pronounce croquis (audio) \
plural croquis\ krō-​ˈkē(z) How to pronounce croquis (audio) \

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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“Croquis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croquis. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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