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First attested in 1590s (as colloguing), presumably from colleague (“to associate”) and French colloque (“secret meeting”), from Latin colloquium (English colloquy), possibly influenced by dialogue.
- (intransitive) To simulate belief.
- (transitive) To coax; to flatter.
- (rare) To talk privately or secretly; to conspire.
- Bryan A. Garner (2009) Garner’s Modern American Usage, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, →ISBN, collogue, page 165
collogue (plural collogues)