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  1. tetched.
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or teched

  1. touched; slightly crazy.
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Origin of tetched

1925–30; variant of touched; perhaps representing earlier tached (Middle English techyd) in the compounds (well-)tached, (evil-)tached having the (specified) quality or disposition (Middle English tach(e), tech(e) trait, spot, stain < Old French tache spot (see tachism) + -ed3)
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Examples from the Web for teched

Historical Examples of teched

  • Nothin' 'cep' fish should be teched with the naked fingers, dad says.

    "Captains Courageous"

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Perhaps your liver is teched a little and it makes you feel bad all over.

    Drusilla with a Million

    Elizabeth Cooper

  • Being I faal like a firecracker that has jest been teched off, I suspict I caught his loving remarks consarning mesilf.

  • An' ef you ever got a sudden whack on de funny-bone in yo' elbow, missy, you know how she suffered when she was teched.

  • Yep, I went to see Mammy, and she says as how Scraggy's pappy were dead, and as how the gal's teched in here.

Word Origin and History for teched



1930, U.S. colloquial variant of touched in the sense of "slightly crazy" (see touch).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper