One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fabric with an irregularly raised or embossed surface.as modifier ‘a cotton cloqué suit’
- ‘This jacket beautifully complements the pencil skirt in the same rich black on black cloqué.’
- ‘A process is disclosed for producing cloqué or undulating effects on the surfaces of textile fabrics made from synthetics.’
French, literally ‘blistered’. It was first recorded (1920s) in the anglicized form cloky; use of the French form dates from the 1950s.
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