ˈtük How to pronounce tuque (audio)
: a warm knitted usually pointed stocking cap

Examples of tuque in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At this point, Park turns the poster around to reveal a gloriously tacky art print of a Botero-esque chubby French chef, tuque and everything. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 2 Jan. 2021 But if the duo’s new lifestyle isn't sign enough that a new era has begun, their casual tuques totally are. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 23 Jan. 2020 Tip o' the tuque to Ronan Heffernan and Paul McFedries. Wired Staff, WIRED, 1 Aug. 2001 Thousands, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are braving a March cold that's uncharacteristic even for Canada—the type where the tuques and the scarves come out for survival purposes and the frost sets an ache in your gums. Adam Kovac, Esquire, 23 Apr. 2017

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Word History


Canadian French, from French toque — more at toque

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuque was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Tuque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuque. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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