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touché

Class:

interjection | exclamation

Etymology:

French, from past participle of toucher, to hit or wound in fencing, from Old...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Glossary of fencing | Glossary of terms used in fencing

Glossary of terms used in fencing. Note that the vocabulary here is primarily a glossary of modern fencing terms. Over time, the teminology has evolved, and different terminology may be found in Medieval and Renaissance sources. In many cases, English,... (40 of 7503 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Glossary of fencing

Touché (disambiguation)

a fencing term used to acknowledge a hit. Touché may also refer to: Touché_(album), debut album from comedian Ryan Stout | Touché (band), a German boy band | "Touché" (song), a song by Godsmack | Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer, a... (40 of 124 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Touché (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

touché

an acknowledgment that a scoring hit has been made in a fencing competition | an acknowledgment of the striking home of a remark or the capping of a ... (27 of 202 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/touché

Merriam-Webster:

touché

[used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or the success or appropriateness of an argument, an accusation, or a witty point] (21 of 127 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/touche

Oxford Dictionary:

touché | touche

[fencing] used as an acknowledgement of a hit by one's opponent. | used as an acknowledgement during a discussion of a good or clever point made at ... (26 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/touché

Macmillan British Dictionary:

touché [humorous]

used for admitting that someone has said something better, funnier, or cleverer in answer to what you or someone else has just said (23 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/touche

American Heritage Dictionary:

touché

Used to acknowledge a hit in fencing or a successful criticism or an effective point in argument. (17 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/touche

Cambridge Dictionary:

touché

used to admit that someone has made a good point against you in an argument or discussion (17 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/touche

New World Dictionary:

touché

[fencing] touched: said in acknowledging that one's opponent has scored a point by a touch | used to acknowledge a successful point in debating or a ... (25 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/touch-e

Wiktionary:

touché

touché | [fencing] An acknowledgement of a hit. | An acknowledgement of the success, appropriateness, or superiority of an argument or discussion. (20 of 29 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/touché

Random House Dictionary:

touché

[fencing] (an expression used to indicate a hit or touch.) | (an expression used for acknowledging a telling remark or rejoinder.) (20 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/touche

Encarta Dictionary:

touché

a word used to acknowledge that somebody has made an especially witty, penetrating, or cogent remark, usually in retaliation | in fencing, a word used ... (24 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721081​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

touché

Origin: French, from past participle of toucher, to hit or wound in fencing, from Old French touchier, to touch; see "touch".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/touche

Merriam-Webster:

touché

First use: 1904

Origin: French, from past participle of toucher to touch, from Old French tuchier

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/touche

Wiktionary:

touché

Origin: Borrowing from French, past participle of toucher ("to touch"). More at touch.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/touché

Oxford Dictionary:

touché | touche

Origin: French, literally "touched", past participle of toucher

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/touché

New World Dictionary:

touché

Origin: French, past participle: see "touch"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/touch-e

Collins Dictionary:

touché

Origin: from French, literally: touched

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/touché

Encarta Dictionary:

touché

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: French, past participle of toucher "touch" from Old French touchier

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861721081​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

touché

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "touché"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/touché

Macmillan British Dictionary:

touché [humorous]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "touché"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/touche

Macmillan American Dictionary:

touché [humorous]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "touché"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/touche

Cambridge Dictionary:

touché

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "touché"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "touché"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/touche

the Free Dictionary:

touché

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "touché"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "touché" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/touché

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

touché

Audio: North American pronunciation of "touché"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=touche​01 word=touché

YourDictionary Audio:

touché

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "touché" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/touch-e

touché

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "touché" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/touche

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