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torchy

[tawr-chee]
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adjective, torch·i·er, torch·i·est.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a torch song or a torch singer.
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Origin of torchy

1620–30, in sense “full of torches”; 1940–45 for this sense; torch1 + -y1

torchiere

[tawr-cheer]
noun
  1. a floor lamp for indirect lighting, having its source of light within a reflecting bowl that directs the light upward.
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Also torchère, tor·chier.

Origin of torchiere

variant of torchère
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British Dictionary definitions for torchier

torchier

torchiere

noun
  1. a standing lamp with a bowl for casting light upwards and so giving all-round indirect illumination
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Word Origin

C20: from torchère
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Word Origin and History for torchier

torchiere

n.

also torchere, 1910, from French torchère, from torche (see torch (n.)).

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