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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, early 17th century


Talk confidentially or conspiratorially.

Examples of Collogue in a sentence

"When you’re alone, I need to collogue with you."

"The siblings collogued after dinner to discuss their mother’s surprise birthday party."

About Collogue

If you have a secret plan, you might collogue with your conspirators. To collogue means to speak confidentially. In the past there was another usage for flattering speech, but that got pushed out in favor of sharing secrets.

Did you Know?

Don't confuse "collogue" with the word "colleague." The latter means "professional associate," although the obsolete usage of "colleague" is "to conspire." Both "colleague" and "collogue" came from the Latin word "colloqui," meaning "to converse." If you're attending an academic conference, it might be called a "colloquium." At this colloquium, you're likely to collogue with some colleagues.

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