Definition of toque
1 : a woman's small hat without a brim made in any of various soft close-fitting shapes
2 : tuque
3 : a tall brimless hat worn by a chef —called also toque blanche
Recent Examples of toque from the Web
The hats, such as the Cook’s voluminous toque and the Duchess’ and Queen of Heart’s headwear, are particularly special.
In the video, a team of chefs wearing toque blanches covered her in flour and vegetables, placed her on a cutting board and then dropped into a pot of boiling water.
The restaurant name is a tip of the toque to another part of Lachowicz's past — his grandfather and uncle, both Georges.
The ruler—who died in exile, in 1997—appears in one image in a framed illustration, his lips parted, as if still about to speak, the leopard-print toque for which he was known perched high on his head like a crown.
But recently, marquee toques like González have been drawn to open dining rooms, elevating the local food scene into one of the region’s most exciting.
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Origin and Etymology of toque
Middle French, soft hat with a narrow brim worn especially in the 16th century, from Old Spanish toca headdress
First Known Use: 1505See Words from the same year
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