croquis

croquis

[kroh-kee; French kraw-kee]
noun, plural croquis [kroh-keez; French kraw-kee] .
a rough preliminary drawing; sketch.

Origin:
1800–10; < French, equivalent to croqu(er) to make a quick sketch of, rough out, (earlier) know (a subject) superficially (apparently to be identified with croquer to crunch; see croquette) + -is noun suffix (see penthouse)

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