[ ka-shey, kash-ey; French ka-she ]
See synonyms for cachet on
noun,plural ca·chets [ka-sheyz, kash-eyz; French ka-she]. /kæˈʃeɪz, ˈkæʃ eɪz; French kaˈʃɛ/.
  1. an official seal, as on a letter or document.

  2. a distinguishing mark or feature; stamp: Courtesy is the cachet of good breeding.

  1. a sign or expression of approval, especially from a person who has a great deal of prestige.

  2. superior status; prestige: The job has a certain cachet.

  3. Pharmacology. a hollow wafer for enclosing an ill-tasting medicine.

  4. Philately. a firm name, slogan, or design stamped or printed on an envelope or folded letter.

Origin of cachet

1630–40; <French: literally, something compressed to a small size, equivalent to cachecache + -et-et

Words that may be confused with cachet

Words Nearby cachet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cachet in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cachet


/ (ˈkæʃeɪ) /

  1. an official seal on a document, letter, etc

  2. a distinguishing mark; stamp

  1. prestige; distinction

  2. philately

  3. a hollow wafer, formerly used for enclosing an unpleasant-tasting medicine

Origin of cachet

C17: from Old French, from cacher to hide

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012