Complete Definition of "toque"

wikipedia|Toque (French)|toque
English

Alternative spellings
tuque

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA|/tÉÊk/
(US) IPA|/toÊk/
(Ca) IPA|/tu:k/

Etymology
From Medieval F., itself via Sp. toca âwomanâs dressâ and/or It. tocca âtoqueâ; possibly from Ar. Arab|طا٠(tÄq) (layer, stratum), from OP. taq âveil, shawlâ.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A type of hat with no brim.

#*1903, Janet Elder Rait, Alison Howard, Archibald Constable & Co., page 273,
#*:"Because Esmé said she was going out this afternoon to choose a new toque, and she hoped I should like it, and Iâm not quite sure what it is, or where she'll wear it. Do you mind explaining?"
#*:"Not at all. A toque is that which if it had strings would be a bonnet, and if it had brim, would be a hat. It is worn on the head."
#*:"Thanks, now I know where I am," said the vicar of St. Machars, with a sigh of relief.
#*1932, Vyvyan Holland, translator, The Strange River by Julien Green, Harper & Brothers, page 180,
#*:She drank a glass of wine mixed with water, took off her felt toque and her shoes, and slid beneath the red eiderdown.
#*1957, w:Samuel Beckett|Samuel Beckett, w:Endgame (play)|"Endgame",
#*:In a dressing-gown, a stiff toque on his head, a large blood-stained handkerchief over his face, a whistle hanging from his neck, a rug over his knees, thick socks on his feet, Hamm seems to be asleep.

  1. context|specifically|Canadian English tuque, a winter hat that is often a woolen, cotton or acrylic, tightly knit triangular shaped hat with a small pom-pom affixed at the top. Similar to military watch-cap.

#*1998 — Such is the demented nature of the universe that I was too weak to properly respond to my being hit on by carloads of Betties and Veronicasâall except for the cheeky Cheryl Anderson who gave me âmanual releaseâ the day I lost my eye-brows, followed by a flood of tears and the snapping of Polaroids in which I wear a knit toque. Gush gush. — Douglas Coupland, Girlfriend in a Coma, Chapter 1

  1. context|specifically A tall white hat with no brim of the sort wear|worn by chefs

#*1999, Michael Ruhlman, The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America, Owl Books, ISBN 0805061738, page 154,
#*:Chef Felder was in her early forties, slender, with short wavy brown hair, almost all of which could be contained within her toque.
#*2000, Jerrilyn Farmer, Killer Wedding, HarperCollins?, ISBN 0380795981, page 103,
#*:When I came to the back of a man's head, wearing a toque, I knew I'd spotted my quarry.
#*:"Chef Reynoso?"
#*2004, Laura Levine, Killer Blonde, Kensington Books, ISBN 0758201621, page 114,
#*:Minutes later, a red-faced man in a chef's toque approached our table.

  1. by extension|informal A chef.

#*2007 October, Nicole Berrie, "Green Eggs and Sam", in w:Elle|Elle, page 360,
#*:Sam Mason first grabbed the spotlight as the pastry chef ... for being the most rock 'n' roll toque in town.

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|rimless hat
Dutch: toque f or m
French: toque f
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|Canadian winter hat
Hungarian: téli sapka
trans-mid
trans-bottom

See also
winter hat
winter toque
wool hat

Category:Headgear


French

Etymology
From Sp. toca âwomanâs dressâ and/or It. tocca âtoqueâ; possibly from Ar. Arab|طا٠(tÄq) (layer, stratum), from OP. taq âveil, shawlâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|/tÉk/

Noun
fr-noun|f

  1. #English|toque, rimless hat
  2. tuque, Canadian type of winter hat

Derived terms
toquet
toque de jockey
toque de magistrat
tuque

References
R:NPLarousse


Spanish
Pronunciation
IPA|/Ëtoke/

Noun
es-noun-m

  1. whiff
  2. touch
  3. stroke

Related terms
retoque
tocar

Derived terms
toque de queda

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