an act or instance of touching up: Her makeup needed a touch-up.

Nearby words

  1. touch-ready,
  2. touch-sensitive,
  3. touch-tackle,
  4. touch-tone,
  5. touch-type,
  6. touchback,
  7. touchdown,
  8. touche,
  9. touched,
  10. touched by, be

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for touch-up

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

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

  • 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