noun, plural ca·chets [ka-sheyz, kash-eyz; French ka-she] /kæˈʃeɪz, ˈkæʃ eɪz; French kaˈʃɛ/.
Origin of cachet
Examples from the Web for cachet
Contemporary Examples of cachet
Being a fan of Liquid Sky carries the cachet of degenerate hipness to this day, 32 years after it was filmed.Punks, UFOs, and Heroin: How ‘Liquid Sky’ Became a Cult Movie
June 2, 2014
“I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt,” she said.Sorry, Michele Bachmann. We Are Ready for a Female President. And It’s Partially Because of You.
February 21, 2014
Daniel Gross on how cachet has a way of developing into a real business.
They wanted some of the cachet that came with making and selling hybrids.
Clearly, then, the way to get young Jews involved is to lure them with the cachet of the social justice movement.Tikkun Olam Is Trending
November 12, 2012
Historical Examples of cachet
It gave him a sort of cachet to be seen staying with Kit alone at a watering-place.Mammon and Co.
E. F. Benson
The food is excellent--it has a cachet of its own; the wine more than merely good.Alone
My dear, you know you are beautiful, and you have the cachet that all the Courthornes wear.The Impostor
Raffles bestowed the cachet of his smile on my description of his motley plate.A Thief in the Night
E. W. Hornung
It has a cachet concerning which there can be no possible error.By-ways in Book-land
William Davenport Adams
Word Origin for cachet
1630s, Scottish borrowing of French cachet "seal affixed to a letter or document" (16c.), from Old French dialectal cacher "to press, crowd," from Latin coactare "constrain" (see cache). Meaning evolving through "(letter under) personal stamp (of the king)" to "prestige." Cf. French lettre de cachet "letter under seal of the king."