There are 3 definitions of pique in English:

pique1

Syllabification: pique
Pronunciation: /pēk
 
/

noun

verb (piques /pēks/, piquing /ˈpēkiNG/, piqued /pēkt/)

Back to top  
  • 3 (pique oneself) • archaic Pride oneself.
    More example sentences
    • He piqued himself on being so with them more than with any one else.
    • He piqued himself, indeed, upon his courtesy.

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting animosity between two or more people): from French piquer 'prick, irritate'.

More definitions of pique

Definition of pique in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 3 definitions of pique in English:

pique2

Line breaks: pique

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

  • (In piquet) the scoring of 30 points on declarations and play before one’s opponent scores anything. Compare with repique.

verb (piques, piquing, piqued)

[with object] Back to top  
  • Score a pique against (one’s opponent).

Origin

mid 17th century: from French pic, from the Old French sense 'stabbing blow', of unknown ultimate origin.

More definitions of pique

Definition of pique in:

There are 3 definitions of pique in English:

piqué

Syllabification: pi·qué
Pronunciation: /pēˈkā, pi-
 
/

noun

  • Stiff fabric, typically cotton, woven in a strongly ribbed or raised pattern.
    More example sentences
    • Bloomies' spring hats range from fun and practical (how about a red Lacoste rain hat or a pink cotton piqué cap?) to stylish straws and felts.
    • Pink Lacoste or Ralph Lauren piqué polo shirts were probably the biggest sellers and they reflected the image of a distinguished and well-mannered preppy boy.
    • Whether you're going to work or hitting hole-in-ones with your buddies, polo piqué T-shirts are where it's at.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, literally 'backstitched', past participle of piquer.

More definitions of pique

Definition of piqué in: