noun Archaic.

a buckle; clasp.

Origin of tache

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Germanic. See tack1
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Examples from the Web for tache

Historical Examples of tache

  • That's why we want Home Rule that we may tache thim their place.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Wisha, begor, 't is your reverence was wanted to tache these blackguards a lesson.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • And why should not Ranting Rob tache the boy Latin and vartue?

    Paul Clifford, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • It's what I never taught you, nor never will tache you to the day of my death!

    The Poor Scholar

    William Carleton

  • I'll do that wid pleasure, sir; but I'd like to know whether you intind to tache him or not.

    The Poor Scholar

    William Carleton

British Dictionary definitions for tache




archaic a buckle, clasp, or hook

Word Origin for tache

C17: from Old French, of Germanic origin; compare tack 1




informal short for moustache
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tache in Medicine


[tăsh, täsh]


A circumscribed discoloration of the skin or mucous membrane, as a freckle.
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