croquis

noun

cro·​quis krō-ˈkē How to pronounce croquis (audio)
plural croquis krō-ˈkē(z) How to pronounce croquis (audio)
: a rough draft : sketch

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of croquis was in 1805

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“Croquis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croquis. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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