[ tach ]
/ tætʃ /
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noun Archaic.

a buckle; clasp.



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Origin of tache

1400–50; late Middle English <Middle French <Germanic. See tack1
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How to use tache in a sentence

  • Anneli Rufus talks to the bronzerati about polka-dot bodies, “tan-taches,” and crime-scene body outlines left on white bed sheets.

    Spray-Tan Horror Stories|Anneli Rufus|July 7, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • In 1884 appeared a mad little review, Les Taches d'Encre, irregular in publication.

    Egoists|James Huneker
  • Le tombeau de Scipion le Barbu est en pprin, ce tuf rugueux, gristre, sem de taches noires.

    Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
  • I travelled with a baste caravan for two years, sir; and there's nothing taches one to know mankind like the study of bastes!

    The Fortunes Of Glencore|Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for tache (1 of 2)

/ (tæʃ, tɑːʃ) /


archaic a buckle, clasp, or hook

Word Origin for tache

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

British Dictionary definitions for tache (2 of 2)

/ (tæʃ) /


informal short for moustache
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Medical definitions for tache

[ tăsh, täsh ]


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