\ ˈtōk How to pronounce toque (audio) , 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

Examples of toque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another robust pleasure is dry-aged beef carved into crimson slices, decorated with thick slices of purple onion and flanked with popovers that look like floppy chef’s toques. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Nina May is dialed into diners’ desires in Logan Circle," 4 Mar. 2020 In place of a toque, Mr. Caballero’s head is covered by a Panama-style hat with a wide, flat brim. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Life at Caleta 111 Revolves Around Limes and Tiger’s Milk," 18 Feb. 2020 The days of the dish-throwing, mercurial drill sergeant in a tall white toque are, thankfully, coming to an end. Mark Kurlyandchik,, "Chef of the Year: Warda Bouguettaya owner of a Detroit patisserie," 11 Feb. 2020 Davaillon, a native of France, opened the Dallas restaurant in 2017, having previously served as the top toque at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "2 downtown Dallas restaurants, Bullion and the French Room, undergo significant shifts," 21 Jan. 2020 Favel was wearing a green toque and black-rimmed eyeglasses when last seen, according to the statement. Hollie Silverman, CNN, "Two inmates escape from Canadian penitentiary, police say," 5 Oct. 2019 This excepts the sort where staffers in toques prepare crab omelets to order and the champagne flows freely. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Life’s a buffet. Wear stretch pants. | Review," 2 Oct. 2019 And 850 guests gleefully savored gourmet nibbles and superior sips provided by top toques and vintners. Catherine Bigelow,, "Soiree sends up San Francisco’s new event space at Pier 70," 6 June 2019 In this land of hard and fast kitchen etiquette, where towering toques once ruled, the food landscape is a kaleidoscope of quality dining experiences at all levels. Condé Nast Traveler, "24 Best Restaurants in Paris," 4 Mar. 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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“Toque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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