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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 tetched

Historical Examples

  • I just crope up and retched over and tetched him and he begun to snort and cave round.

    A Tenderfoot Bride

    Clarice E. Richards

  • Soon as she tetched it, day flew all ober us, and it took Mammy bout a day to get the stingers outen our haids.

  • Don't you let him give you that thar big bun'le; 'caze that's not a thing but seed corn, and he'll be mad ef it's tetched.

    The Power and the Glory

    Grace MacGowan Cooke

Word Origin and History for tetched


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

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