collogue

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1590s (as colloguing), presumably from colleague (to associate) and French colloque (secret meeting), from Latin (English colloquy), possibly influenced by dialogue.[1]

Ultimately from Latin collega (a partner in office) + Ancient Greek λόγος (lógos, speech, oration, discourse), perhaps partly via Latin loquor (I speak).

Verb[edit]

collogue (third-person singular simple present collogues, present participle colloguing, simple past and past participle collogued)

  1. (rare) To talk privately or secretly; to conspire
    • 1937, Helen Simpson, Under Capricorn
      "Ay, well, what I say - " Flusky frowned, endeavouring to put into words just what he did say, when he collogued with his own thoughts. "What I say: in a country where everything's to do, the hands has a chance to put themselves equal with the head. ..."
    • 1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner
      You let Dunsey have it, sir? And how long have you been so thick with Dunsey that you must collogue with him to embezzle my money?

References[edit]

  1. ^ collogue” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

collogue (plural collogues)

  1. talk, conversation, interview

Verb[edit]

tae collogue (third-person singular simple present collogues, present participle colloguin, simple past collogued, past participle collogued)

  1. to talk, chat