toque

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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

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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


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