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
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|Daniel Genis|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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.|Eleanor Clift|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
The NBCC awards have from the beginning carried the cachet of being judged by the critics themselves.
And besides, that humbug Persse will go and tell everyone in Mayfair, and it will give the whole thing a cachet and a send-off!The Angel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The cachet of the king of Englands approval has been given to the former, and of that of the king of Spain to the latter.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces|Francis Miltoun
To be bidden to this garden-party was in itself a cachet of respectability.From One Generation to Another|Henry Seton Merriman
Mrs. Potten would have been shocked, but Bingham's mellifluous voice gave a "cachet" to his language.The New Warden|Mrs. David G. Ritchie
It gave him a sort of cachet to be seen staying with Kit alone at a watering-place.Mammon and Co.|E. F. Benson
British Dictionary definitions for cachet
Word Origin for cachet
Word Origin and History 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."