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[tach] /tætʃ/
noun, Archaic.
a buckle; clasp.
Origin of tache
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French < Germanic. See tack1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That's why we want Home Rule that we may tache thim their place.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Wisha, begor, 't is your reverence was wanted to tache these blackguards a lesson.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • And why should not Ranting Rob tache the boy Latin and vartue?

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It's what I never taught you, nor never will tache you to the day of my death!

    The Poor Scholar William Carleton
  • I'll do that wid pleasure, sir; but I'd like to know whether you intind to tache him or not.

    The Poor Scholar William Carleton
  • You will take care of him; you'll tache him a thing or two—and that's enough.

  • So I tache, as they say at musketry-instruction, by direct and ricochet fire.

    Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling
  • Didn't I tache you manners, you dirty hanginbone blackguard?

  • An what are their mothers put in the wurruld for but to tache them?

    In Wild Rose Time Amanda M. Douglas
  • "I'll tache 'em to moind their bizniss," grinned Sweeny triumphantly, as he reloaded.


    John William De Forest
British Dictionary definitions for tache


/tæʃ; tɑːʃ/
(archaic) a buckle, clasp, or hook
Word Origin
C17: from Old French, of Germanic origin; compare tack1


(informal) short for moustache
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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tache in Medicine

tache (tāsh, täsh)
A circumscribed discoloration of the skin or mucous membrane, as a freckle.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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