• WordNet 3.6
    • n toque a small round woman's hat
    • n toque a tall white hat with a pouched crown; worn by chefs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Toque A kind of cap worn in the 16th century, and copied in modern fashions; -- called also toquet. "His velvet toque stuck as airily as ever upon the side of his head."
    • Toque (Zoöl) A variety of the bonnet monkey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toque See toboggan-cap.
    • n toque A head-covering formerly worn by men and women—a diminished form of the hat with turned-up brim. It gradually approached the shape of a very small light cap of silk, which was surrounded and compressed by a band of twisted silk, or of richer material, in such a way as to give it a slight resemblance to a hat with a brim. Its complete form was reached about 1560. It was generally adorned with a small plume.
    • n toque A small bonnet in the shape of a round, close-fitting crown without a projecting brim, worn by women in the nineteenth century.
    • n toque The bonnet-macaque, Macacus sinensis, so called from the arrangement of the hairs of the head into a kind of toque or cap; also, some similar monkey, as M. pileolatus of Ceylon. See cut under bonnet-macaque.
    • n toque A small nominal money of account, used in trading on some parts of the west coast of Africa. Forty cowries make one toque, and five toques one hen or gallinha. Simmonds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toque tōk a form of hat or cap worn in the 16th century: a modern close-fitting brimless bonnet for women: an African nominal money of account, equal to 40 cowries: the bonnet-macaque.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. toque,; of Celtic origin; cf. W. toc,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., prob. Celt., Bret. tok, W. toc, a hat.


In literature:

There were toques made of the same material, with thin veils attached.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The swansdown toque makes her black hair seem blacker still.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
A sable wrap was about her shoulders, a sable toque was on her head.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
Miss Andrews thinks her pretty toque is on straight.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
I've had the same toque two years.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
She was smartly hatted and smartly spatted; smart all over from toque-tip to toe-tip.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Do, dear, go and get some toques there, for my sake.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
The day they got engaged they wore suits made of white woollen blankets, white knitted toques, and white knitted sashes.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
Her hat was of the toque description.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I noted swiftly that she had violets in her toque.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke

In news:

BENEATH the lofty toques of most haute cuisine chefs in France is a humble bistro cook, or so it seemed on a recent trip through Paris and Burgundy, with stops at 20 or so restaurants.
White Toque to form network of stores, DCs.
A male baby toque macaque , which is a kind of monkey from Ceylon, clings to his mother at Zoo Berlin on October 23, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
Toques are no exception.
How many old black-and-white movies can you recall where dockworkers and others connected with the sea wore what we call toques .
Charlie Awards tip their toque to St Paul.
Google tips its toque with art to celebrate late TV chef's 100th birthday.
So here comes a Portland based trio called Toque Libre.
Heavy Is the Toque at a State Dinner.
As Cristeta Comerford, the White House executive chef, prepares for the Obamas' first state dinner on Nov 24, perhaps no one can empathize more fully than René Verdon, who wore the top toque in the Kennedy White House.
The toque behind the lunch line.
Mado chef Rob Levitt trades his toque for a butcher's apron.
This time, she's top toque at Lucky's Bakehouse and Creamery in North Boulder.
Firefly chef Danny Bortnick is teaming up with Birch & Barley toques Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIsaac on a five-course fundraising dinner, scheduled for July 25, to benefit breast cancer research.
Firefly chef Danny Bortnick is teaming up with Birch & Barley toques Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIsaac on a five-course fundraising dinner, scheduled for July 25, to benefit breast cancer research.

In science:

However, it is simple to generalize this treatment to include impulsive toques.
Spinning dust radiation: a review of the theory