from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A knitted woolen cap in the form of a cylindrical bag often with tapered ends that is worn with one end tucked into the other.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of toque.
- n. A watch cap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of warm cap winter wear, made from a knit bag with closed tapered ends by pushing one end within the other, thus making a conical cap of double thickness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cap worn in Canada. See the quotation.
Hey, Danger Girl - a tuque is a knitted hat, sometimes known as a 'beanie' in some parts of the world.
You knew that a tuque was a hat, but a lot of foreigners don't which is why she said "That got me when I first heard it".
Wikipedia, Americans call it a number of things, but in Canada its universally called a tuque (/toque)
I'd say it's a French Canadian influence but really I'm not sure how everyone got to saying "tuque" ...
"tuque", or "toque", which in English-English suggests the lofty headgear worn by Queen Mary but is actually a little woolly hat.
If it's cold outside (it will be), then the hat on your head is called a "tuque" (rhymes with
I had a big puffy downfilledcoat and some sort of hat or tuque but without the face part.
Starting in goal for Montreal was former Capitals goalie Jose Theodore, who famously wore a Canadiens tuque over the top of his mask.
I like to refer to the tuque as the “giant retarded woolen foreskin” of the hat world
Imperat illi Deus; supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae coelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo, divina virtute in infernum detrude.