Origin of touch-up

First recorded in 1880–85; noun use of verb phrase touch up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for touch-up

Historical Examples of touch-up

  • In the end old Jack promised the paint a touch-up, privily resolving to do the work himself in his evenings.

    Tales of Mean Streets

    Arthur Morrison

  • Touch-up the wet paper with the rag till every bit of type has taken red color.

  • Pour clean water over it and touch-up the paper everywhere with a ball of fine cloth stuffed with horsehair.