noun \ˈtōk, ˈt(y)ük\

Definition of toque

  1. 1 :  a woman's small hat without a brim made in any of various soft close-fitting shapes

  2. 2 :  tuque

  3. 3 :  a tall brimless hat worn by a chef —called also toque blanche

Origin and Etymology of toque

Medieval French, soft hat with a narrow brim worn especially in the 16th century, from Old Spanish toca headdress

First Known Use: 1505

Learn More about toque

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up toque? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).