or mâche

[ mahsh ]

Origin of mache

1820–30; <French mâche, perhaps by apheresis (or by association with mâcher to chew) from dial. pomache, with same sense, perhaps <Vulgar Latin *pōmasca, derivative of Latin pōmum fruit

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

How to use mache in a sentence

  • To all appearance, the room was entirely unfurnished, except that in the middle of it was a hideous papier mache screen.

    The Tempting of Tavernake | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Stuff shell with tow to hold papier mache filling of limbs in place until dry.

    Taxidermy | Leon Luther Pray