Definition pique fabric
a close-textured fabric of cotton, silk, or spun rayon woven with lengthwise ribs
C19: from French piqué pricked, from piquer to prick
a feeling of resentment or irritation, as from having one's pride woundedverb (transitive) piques, piquing, piqued 2.
to cause to feel resentment or irritation4.
foll by on or upon. to pride or congratulate (oneself)
C16: from French, from piquer to prick, sting; see pick1
a score of 30 points made by a player from a combination of cards held before play begins and from play while his opponent's score is nilverb 2.
to score a pique (against)
C17: from French pic, of uncertain originCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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