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A close-fitting knitted or crocheted cap having no brim or a brim that is folded up to create an extra layer of fabric for warmth. Also called toque.
[Canadian French, alteration of French toque, toque (probably influenced by French dialectal tuque, hill (from the shape of the cap), or French tuque, shelter built in front of the poop of a ship); see toque.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a knitted cap with a long tapering end
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: toque a close-fitting knitted hat often with a tassel or pompom
[C19: from Canadian French, from French: toque]
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a heavy stocking cap worn in Canada.
[1870–75; < Canadian French, variant of French toque toque]
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