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[tawr-chee] /ˈtɔr tʃi/
adjective, torchier, torchiest.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a torch song or a torch singer.
Origin of torchy
1620-30, in sense “full of torches”; 1940-45 for this sense; torch1 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "You're all right, torchy," says she, rumplin' my hair playful.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • Just torchy, and it suits me as well as Percival or Montgomery.

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  • No matter what my fool doctors say, torchy, I mean to take a night or two off when she comes.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • And that, torchy, is the situation up to the present moment.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • torchy, you'll find a couple of axes over the forward lockers.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • Come right in, torchy, while Marie gets you some cake and a cup of tea.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • It was the call boy, torchy, the young engineer ascertained, as he waited till the excited juvenile came up to him.

  • "Which is something I owe chiefly to you, torchy," says Mallory.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • "Some of torchy's red-headed diplomacy, I suspect," says he.

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  • It seems, torchy, that your—er—that my method was somewhat crude and primitive.

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Slang definitions & phrases for torchy



In love with someone who does not reciprocate; hopelessly enamored: Junie, still torchy for the Ragtime Kid

[1941+; fr carry the torch]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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