See also: drogué

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin uncertain; probably related to drag in some way.

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drogue ‎(plural drogues)

  1. (whaling) A floating object attached to the end of a harpoon line to slow a whale down and prevent it from diving.
    • 1993, Will Self, My Idea of Fun:
      through the sash window I could see the black truck pulling up the drive towards the main road, the silver caravan coming behind like a drogue that was preventing the gypsies from submerging, escaping into the very centre of the earth.
  2. (nautical) A type of bag pulled behind a boat to stop it from broaching to.
  3. (aeronautics) A conical parachute used as a brake for some kinds of aircraft or as a means of extracting and deploying a larger parachute.
  4. (aeronautics) A conical basket or device used variously as a target for gunnery practice and as a docking point for aerial refuelling.
  5. A wind cone.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in Middle French circa 1462, from Middle Dutch droge (modern Dutch droog).

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NounEdit

drogue f ‎(plural drogues)

  1. drug

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle Dutch droge (modern Dutch droog).

NounEdit

drogue f (plural drogues)

  1. drug
    • 1595, Michel de Montaigne, Essais, book II, chapter 12:
      Il falloit entre autres choses qu’il contrefist pour un temps le mort, pour avoir mangé de certaine drogue : après avoir avallé le pain qu’on feignoit estre cette drogue, il commença tantost à trembler et branler, comme s’il eust esté estourdy
      He had to, among other things, fight against death. He ate certain drugs; after having consumed the bread that they were pretending was this drug, he started to tremble and shake as if he had been stunned.

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either via French (or Middle French) drogue, or borrowed directly from Middle Dutch droge.

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drogue f ‎(plural drogues)

  1. (Jersey) drug

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VerbEdit

drogue

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of drogar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of drogar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of drogar.