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[techt] /tɛtʃt/


or teched

[techt] /tɛtʃt/
touched; slightly crazy.
Origin of tetched
1925-30; variant of touched; perhaps representing earlier tached (Middle English techyd) in the compounds (well-)tached, (evil-)tached having the (specified) quality or disposition (Middle English tach(e), tech(e) trait, spot, stain < Old French tache spot (see tachism) + -ed3) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Nothin' 'cep' fish should be teched with the naked fingers, dad says.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Perhaps your liver is teched a little and it makes you feel bad all over.

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • Being I faal like a firecracker that has jest been teched off, I suspict I caught his loving remarks consarning mesilf.

  • An' ef you ever got a sudden whack on de funny-bone in yo' elbow, missy, you know how she suffered when she was teched.

  • Yep, I went to see Mammy, and she says as how Scraggy's pappy were dead, and as how the gal's teched in here.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • I had er whole lot o' 'em once, but da turned green, an' da'd pizen me ef I teched 'em wid my mouf.

    The Starbucks

    Opie Percival Read
  • Cap'n Tom alive—thank God—alive, even if he is teched in his head.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Ef ye won't tell who teched it, I'll gin a good word fur ye ter them witches what war inquirin' round fur ye ter-day.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
  • "Poor old Miriam, she's teched up here," one of the girls explained, tapping her forehead.

    The Long Day

    Dorothy Richardson
  • So I jest reached in my pocket and teched it for luck, then I reached over and teched her arm.

Word Origin and History for teched



1930, U.S. colloquial variant of touched in the sense of "slightly crazy" (see touch).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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