\ˈtōk, ˈt(y)ük\

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

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Also unclear is whether Grace’s stunning interior will remain the same, what price points the menu will hit and how well Katsumura, donning an executive-chef toque for the first time, will perform under what’s sure to be a great deal of scrutiny. Phil Vettel,, "New restaurant headed to the Grace space, with Mari Katsumura as chef," 2 July 2018 He and 12-year-old daughter Adelaide, youngest of his and Leah’s three children (the oldest, Grayson, is 22), would grab their toques and sticks, and skate for hours unbothered. Alex Prewitt,, "How the Roster Decisions of Golden Knights GM George McPhee Color the Stanley Cup Final," 28 May 2018 Yet on any given night, chances are Wilmot will be in the kitchen in her tall white toque, long black braids hanging down her back. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appetit, "A Day In the Life of a Line Cook at One of NYC's Fanciest Restaurants," 1 Mar. 2018 Cerny has been the top toque at Pistache since 2011, and has been finessing his bisque recipe for even longer. Claire Perez,, "'Tis the season for Sweet corn bisque," 4 May 2018 With green hair to boot, Mr. Bowien had put a lot of distance between himself and his whites-and-toque-wearing predecessors. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Goodbye Crocs, Hello Gucci: How Chefs Became Style Icons," 30 Apr. 2018 Wochit Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire and Opening Day starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, donning team toques before a chilly workout at Comerica Park on Wednesday, say anything is possible. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers optimistic despite low expectations for 2018 season," 28 Mar. 2018 Close your eyes and imagine the cartoon face of France: puffy eyelids; imperious beak; thin, supercilious lips; toque rising above like a Doric column. Brett Martin, GQ, "Lyon Is the Real Capital of French Food," 12 Mar. 2018 Torontonians in puffer vests and toques describe a vibrant city bursting at the seams. Molly Sauter, The Atlantic, "Google’s Guinea-Pig City," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of toque

1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for toque

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

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