A toque (pronounced /tok/) is a type of
with a narrow brim or no brim at all. They were popular from the 13th to
the 16th century in Europe, especially France. One toque that is still common
is the toque-blanche, which is the standard chef's hat. The term
comes from the Spanish word toca.
The spelling (pronounced /tuk/)
is often used for the tuque,
an originally French-Canadian
woolen hat worn in winter. This "fashion"
originated when coureurs des bois kept their woollen nightcaps on for warmth
during cold winter days. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary regards
the two words as being etymologically unrelated, with the "toque"
spelling being as a result of assimilation.
See also: toque (rhythm) for the rhythm associated
with a specific orisha in the Santer
A touque is also another name for
a Beanie in
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