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croquis

[kroh-kee; French kraw-kee] /kroʊˈki; French krɔˈki/
noun, plural croquis
[kroh-keez; French kraw-kee] /kroʊˈkiz; French krɔˈki/ (Show IPA)
1.
a rough preliminary drawing; sketch.
Origin
1800-1810
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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