1590s (as colloguing), presumably from colleague (“to associate”) and French colloque (“secret meeting”), from Latin (English colloquy), possibly influenced by dialogue.
Ultimately from Latin collega (“a partner in office”) + Ancient Greek λόγος (lógos, “speech, oration, discourse”), perhaps partly via Latin loquor (“I speak”).
collogue (third-person singular simple present collogues, present participle colloguing, simple past and past participle collogued)
- (rare) To talk privately or secretly; to conspire
- 1937, Helen Simpson, Under Capricorn
- "Ay, well, what I say - " Flusky frowned, endeavouring to put into words just what he did say, when he collogued with his own thoughts. "What I say: in a country where everything's to do, the hands has a chance to put themselves equal with the head. ..."
- 1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner
- You let Dunsey have it, sir? And how long have you been so thick with Dunsey that you must collogue with him to embezzle my money?
- ^ “collogue” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.