\ ˈtük How to pronounce tuque (audio) , ˈtyük \

Definition of tuque

: 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, "Ashley Park Did the Ratatouille Musical Because the Universe Literally Gave Her a Sign," 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, "Meghan & Harry Wearing Tuques Outside Marks The Dawn Of A New Era," 23 Jan. 2020 Tip o' the tuque to Ronan Heffernan and Paul McFedries. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Jargon Watch," 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, "Welcome to the Wildest Sport Ever Invented by a Soft Drink," 23 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of tuque

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tuque

Canadian French, from French toque — more at toque

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“Tuque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuque. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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